[ ring-hals ]
/ ˈrɪŋ hæls /
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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.
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Origin of ringhals
From Afrikaans, equivalent to ring “band, ring” + hals “neck”; see ring1
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Example sentences from the Web for ringhals
To it, or rather to her hand, was hanging a great hooded snake of the cobra variety such as the Boers call ringhals.
They leapt to do his bidding, and presently discovered the ringhals in its hole.