- 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.
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Origin of snake
OTHER WORDS FROM snakesnakelike, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for snake
The fish are plentiful, but there are also venomous snakes, crocodiles, and even man-eating tigers.
On the beach around the pond Cutler was dazzled by an assortment of “shells of different kinds, turtles, frogs, toads, lizards, water snakes, etc.”When Science Was the Best Show in America - Issue 93: Forerunners|Lee Alan Dugatkin|November 18, 2020|Nautilus
The snake eats by “slowly cutting back and forth until it can put its head in.”This snake rips open a living toad to feast on its organs|Erin Garcia de Jesus|November 16, 2020|Science News For Students
To find the closest veterinarian that treats snakes or the fastest route to school, you might type the relevant question into Google and then review its list of possible solutions.
Because snake plants, or sansevieria, are so common, Gordon suggests going with a more interesting species of the genus.Online plant sellers are having a moment. Here’s where to shop.|Lindsey Roberts|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
The frozen Yukon River, snaking its way to the Bering Sea, was visible from my window on the Cessna.Visiting the Arctic Circle…Before It’s Irreversibly Changed|Terry Greene Sterling|April 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The line grew quickly and into the hundreds of people, snaking through the narrow hallways and out to Hiawassee Road.
Elegant sheaths bore the marks of copper zippers snaking up the back and around the neckline.Balenciaga, Dries Van Noten Kick Off Paris Fall 2012 Fashion Week|Robin Givhan|March 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Which meant we had to get into a long snaking line in order to turn over our unwieldy luggage.
They confirmed the discoveries by snaking listening devices and search cameras through tiny breaches in the concrete.
In a few minutes the stout chain was snaking its way down through the blue-green ocean.Tom Swift and His Giant Telescope|Victor Appleton
The long, snaking hose filled and plumped out with snappings.The Skipper and the Skipped|Holman Day
Snaking out again, he laid hold of the two bundles and the gun, and dragged them into shelter.A Maid of the Silver Sea|John Oxenham
Jim decided to press Coyote and Piute into service for snaking the logs down.The Frontier Boys in the Grand Canyon|Wyn Roosevelt
"We never were better in our lives," cried Tom, deftly catching a rope that came snaking down as the steamer's speed diminished.The Bungalow Boys Along the Yukon|Dexter J. Forrester