plumber's snake
noun Date: 1938 a long flexible rod or cable usually of steel that is used to free clogged pipes

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Snake (disambiguation) — A snake is a common reptile of the order Squamata. See also serpent. NOTOC It may also refer to:Geography* Snake Creek, a tributary of the North Branch Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania in the United States * Also see Snake River for several… …   Wikipedia

  • snake — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English snaca; akin to Old Norse snakr snake, Old High German snahhan to crawl Date: before 12th century 1. any of numerous limbless scaled reptiles (suborder Serpentes syn. Ophidia) with a long… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • snake — sneɪk n. scaly legless reptile with a long narrow body; person who cannot be trusted, traitorous person; plumber s snake, long flexible wire used for clearing drains v. twist or wind like a snake; move like a snake, move in a sinuous manner,… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • snake — noun 1》 a predatory reptile with a long slender limbless supple body, many kinds of which have a venomous bite. [Suborder Ophidia: many species.] 2》 (also snake in the grass) a treacherous or deceitful person. 3》 (in full plumber s snake) a long… …   English new terms dictionary

  • snake — [snāk] n. [ME < OE snaca, akin to ON snakr, MLowG snake: for IE base see SNAIL] 1. any of a limbless suborder (Serpentes, order Squamata) of reptiles with an elongated, scaly body, lidless eyes, and a tapering tail: some species have a… …   English World dictionary

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