1. Zool. Any one of the numerous species of reptiles belonging to the order Lacertilia; sometimes, also applied to reptiles of other orders, as the Hatteria.
Note: ☞ Most lizards have an elongated body, with four legs, and a long tail; but there are some without legs, and some with a short, thick tail. Most have scales, but some are naked; most have eyelids, but some do not. The tongue is varied in form and structure. In some it is forked, in others, as the chameleons, club-shaped, and very extensible. See Amphisbæna, Chameleon, Gecko, Gila monster, Horned toad, Iguana, and Dragon, 6.
2. Naut. A piece of rope with thimble or block spliced into one or both of the ends.
3. A piece of timber with a forked end, used in dragging a heavy stone, a log, or the like, from a field.
Lizard snake Zool., the garter snake (Eutænia sirtalis).
Lizard stone Min., a kind of serpentine from near Lizard Point, Cornwall, England, -- used for ornamental purposes.
n 1: relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of
legs and a tapering tail
2: a man who idles about in the lounges of hotels and bars in
search of women who would support him [syn: lounge lizard]
Only in Lev. 11:30, as rendering of Hebrew _letaah_, so called
from its "hiding." Supposed to be the Lacerta gecko or fan-foot
lizard, from the toes of which poison exudes. (See CHAMELEON.)