(Snake), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Snaked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Snaking.]
1. To drag or draw, as a snake from a hole; often with out. [Colloq. U.S.] Bartlett.
2. (Naut.) To wind round spirally, as a large rope with a smaller, or with cord, the small rope lying in
the spaces between the strands of the large one; to worm.
(Snake), v. i. To crawl like a snake.
(Snake"bird`) n. [So named from its snakelike neck.] (Zoöl.)
1. Any one of four species of aquatic birds of the genus Anhinga or Plotus. They are allied to the
gannets and cormorants, but have very long, slender, flexible necks, and sharp bills.
The American species (Anhinga, or Plotus, anhinga) inhabits the Southern United States and tropical
America; called also darter, and water turkey. The Asiatic species (A. melanogaster) is native of
Southern Asia and the East Indies. Two other species inhabit Africa and Australia respectively.
2. (Zoöl.) The wryneck.
(Snake"fish`) n. (Zoöl.) (a) The band fish. (b) The lizard fish.
1. A loose, bent-up end of one of the strap rails, or flat rails, formerly used on American railroads. It
was sometimes so bent by the passage of a train as to slip over a wheel and pierce the bottom of a car.
2. (Bot.) (a) The turtlehead. (b) The Guinea-hen flower. See Snake's-head, and under Guinea.
(Snake"neck`) n. (Zoöl.) The snakebird, 1.