Snake vs Gecko - What's the difference?

snake | gecko |

As a proper noun snake

is (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.

As a noun gecko is




(wikipedia snake)


(en noun)
  • A legless reptile of the sub-order Serpentes with a long, thin body and a fork-shaped tongue.
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  • A tool for unclogging plumbing.
  • A tool to aid cable pulling.
  • (slang) A trouser snake; the penis.
  • Synonyms

    * (reptile) joe blake, serpent * (plumbing tool) auger, plumber's snake * (tool for cable pulling) wirepuller

    Derived terms

    * snakebite * snake in the grass * snake oil


  • To follow or move in a winding route.
  • The path snaked through the forest.
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    The river snakes through the valley.
  • (transitive, Australia, slang) To steal slyly.
  • He snaked my DVD!
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  • To clean using a plumbing snake.
  • (US, informal) To drag or draw, as a snake from a hole; often with out .
  • (Bartlett)
  • (nautical) 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.
  • Synonyms

    * (move in a winding path) slither, wind

    See also



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    (wikipedia gecko)


  • Any lizard of the family Gekkonidae. They are small, carnivorous, mostly nocturnal animals with large eyes and adhesive toes enabling them to climb on vertical surfaces.