Meaning of lizard

liz•ard

Pronunciation: (liz'urd), [key]
— n.
  1. any of numerous scaly reptiles of the suborder Sauria, order Squamata, typically having a moderately elongate body, a tapering tail, and two pairs of legs held outward from the body, comprising mostly terrestrial and burrowing species.
  2. any of various reptiles resembling a lizard, as a dinosaur or crocodile.
  3. leather made from the skin of the lizard, used for shoes, purses, etc.
  4. (cap.)the constellation Lacerta.
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  6. a pennant used as a leader for running rigging, having a thimble or bull's-eye.
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Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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