- 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.
Words nearby snake
Origin of snake
OTHER WORDS FROM snakesnake·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for snakelike
Down the corridor into which he crept, snakelike on his belly, red light flickered from an open door.When the Sleepers Woke|Arthur Leo Zagat
And Donnegan recognized the snakelike malice of the fat man in drawing him into the fight.Gunman's Reckoning|Max Brand
The long net twined, snakelike, round him, and he too descended into the bowels of the infernal machine.The Wizard of the Sea|Roy Rockwood
Then she moved away a little, and reared her pretty back with a curious, snakelike motion.The Shoulders of Atlas|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
And now Kennell, with his snakelike glide, closed in again, and Ned seized him without warning in a half-Nelson.The Dreadnought Boys on Battle Practice|John Henry Goldfrap