Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Wikipedia.
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.
Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture Copyright © 2012, 2002, 1998 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.