plumber's snake

noun

Definition of plumber's snake

: a long flexible rod or cable usually of steel that is used to free clogged pipes

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Recent Examples on the Web If the clog remains after plunging and cleaning the trap, then buy or rent a drain-cleaning tool called a hand auger (plumber's snake). Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 10 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of plumber's snake

1938, in the meaning defined above

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16 Aug 2021

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“Plumber's snake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plumber%27s%20snake. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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