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plumber's snake

n. A long, flexible tool, often with rotate blades at its forward end, which is inserted into a plumbing pipe system and used to remove clogs or other obstructions.

plumber's snake

n. a long flexible steel coil for dislodging stoppages in curved pipes [syn: auger]

Plumber's snake

A plumber's snake is a slender, flexible auger used to dislodge clogs in plumbing. The plumber's snake is often reserved for difficult clogs that cannot be loosened with a plunger. It is also sometimes called a toilet jack.