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An electrician’s device to aid in pulling wires through a conduit. It is a thin steel wire that can be pushed through a system of conduits; then the actual wires are hooked onto the end of it and pulled back through the length of the conduit.
1. A long tempered-steel, resilient wire, usually having a rectangular cross section, used by electricians in pulling wires through conduit or through an inaccessible space; the snake is threaded through first, followed by the wire.
2. A tool used by plumbers to unblock a pipe or sanitary fitting; usually a highly flexible metal wire, given a rotary motion by a crank at one end.