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EtymologyEdit

fish (to get hold of an object) +‎ tape

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

fish tape (plural fish tapes)

  1. A long strip of stiff metal, frequently kept on a spool, used to guide or draw wires and cables through a building.
    The installers attempted to thread the fish tape through the conduit, but were unable to reach around the tight bend in the tube.