a highly venomous snake, Hemachatus haemachatus, of southern Africa, related to the cobras, having one to three light-colored bands across its throat and characterized by its ability to accurately spit its venom up to 7 feet (2.1 meters) away.
- Also rinkhals.
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How to use ringhals in a sentence
To it, or rather to her hand, was hanging a great hooded snake of the cobra variety such as the Boers call ringhals.Smith and the Pharaohs, and Other Tales | Henry Rider Haggard
They leapt to do his bidding, and presently discovered the ringhals in its hole.Smith and the Pharaohs, and Other Tales | Henry Rider Haggard