black′snake` or black′ snake`,
1) ram a slender, harmless black-skinned racer, Coluber constrictor, of E North America
2) ram any of various other black snakes
3) a heavy, tapering whip of braided cowhide or the like
Etymology: 1625–35, amer.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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