Snake Definition

snāk
snaked, snakes, snaking
noun
snakes
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 poisonous bite.
Webster's New World
A treacherous or deceitful person.
Webster's New World
A plumber's tool consisting of a long, sturdy, very flexible wire or cable, used to remove obstructions from pipes, etc.
Webster's New World

A tool for unclogging plumbing.

Wiktionary

A tool to aid cable pulling.

Wiktionary
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verb
snaked, snakes, snaking

To clear obstructions from (a pipe, drain, etc.) by means of a snake.

Webster's New World
To drag or pull, esp. lengthwise and with force.
Webster's New World
To pull quickly.
Webster's New World
To move, curve, twist, or turn like a snake.
Webster's New World
To move in a sinuous or gliding manner.
Tried to snake the rope along the ledge.
American Heritage
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pronoun
(video games) An early computer game, later popular on mobile phones, in which the player attempts to manoeuvre a perpetually growing snake so as to collect food items and avoid colliding with walls or the snake's tail.
Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Snake

Noun

Singular:
snake
Plural:
snakes

Origin of Snake

  • From Middle English snāke, from Old English snaca (“snake, serpent, reptile"), from Proto-Germanic *snakô (compare dialectal German Schnake (“adder"), dialectal Low German Snaak (“snake"), Swedish snok (“grass snake")), from *snakanan 'to crawl' (compare Old High German snahhan), from Proto-Indo-European *snag-, *sneg- 'to crawl; a creeping thing' (compare Sanskrit नाग (nāga, “snake")).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old English snaca

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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