plumber's helper

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Plumber's helpers

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plumber's helper (plural plumber's helpers)

  1. (idiomatic) A plunger, consisting of a large suction cup attached to a stick and used to remove blockages from toilets, sinks, or drains.
    • 2011, James Lee Burke, Sunset Limited, →ISBN, p. 274:
      This plumber's helper was in the corner, one of these big, industrial-strength jobs for blowing out major toilet blockage.

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