- Also called auger, plumber's snake. (in plumbing) a device for dislodging obstructions in curved pipes, having a head fed into the pipe at the end of a flexible metal band.
- Also called wirepuller. a length of resilient steel wire, for threading through an electrical conduit so that wire can be pulled through after it.
verb (used without object), snaked, snak·ing.
verb (used with object), snaked, snak·ing.
Origin of snake
Related formssnake·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for snake
Here the snake oil quotient is a bit more evident than in the skybox seats occupied by insights made using hard science.All These AIDS ‘Cures’ Are a Fantasy—One That Can Cause Real Harm|Kent Sepkowitz|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Which of these foods have science to back them up, and which are nothing but snake oil?Fish Oil, Turmeric, and Ginseng, Oh My! Are ‘Brain Foods’ B.S.?|Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The snake was particularly kissed and touched as worshippers entered.
Finally, we came to the ornately carved temple portal itself, adorned with an image of a snake to its side.
Then the snake coiled around the child and squeezed her to death.
That is the snake, she cried, and when he finds you here he will surely kill us both.Fairy Tales from Many Lands|Katherine Pyle
Id just as soon see a snake coming, grunted the foreman as he recognized the visitor as Hal Titzell, the cattle buyer.Slim Evans and his Horse Lightning|Graham M. Dean
Someone told him, whereon he commanded that the kid should be brought to him and the snake also.Smith and the Pharaohs, and Other Tales|Henry Rider Haggard
So round the corner and up the steps I went, noiselessly as a snake.Ayesha|H. Rider Haggard
Ever since we came down upon the Snake River we had seen quantities of salmon.Tracks of a Rolling Stone|Henry J. Coke