- 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 snaking
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.
They confirmed the discoveries by snaking listening devices and search cameras through tiny breaches in the concrete.
Douwes quitted Holland, snaking off her dust from his feet, and went to live at Wiesbaden.
Long before midnight he was snaking his way noiselessly through the underbrush that surrounded the camp.The Coast of Adventure|Harold Bindloss
Jim decided to press Coyote and Piute into service for snaking the logs down.The Frontier Boys in the Grand Canyon|Wyn Roosevelt
He crossed the floor with slinking, tigerish steps and snaking body.Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1930|Victor Rousseau
The snaking track might take up acres and acres of rich land.In the Tail of the Peacock|Isabel Savory