plumber's helper

noun
plunger ( def 3 ).
Also called plumber's friend.


Origin:
1950–55, Americanism

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Example sentences
It occurred to him that perhaps the nuclear plant's maintenance staff could replace their plumber's helper with chopsticks.
While attempting a rescue the plumber's helper and two volunteer firefighters were also overcome and hospitalized.
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