spanner wrench

  n.
   a tool for installing, removing or adjusting a threaded part. The tool is designed to engage one or more holes or depressions which are peripheral or not on-center to the part axis.

Locksmith dictionary . 2014.

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  • spanner — span ner (sp[a^]n n[ e]r), n. 1. One who, or that which, spans. [1913 Webster] 2. The lock of a fusee or carbine; also, the fusee or carbine itself. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 3. An iron instrument having a jaw to fit a nut or the head of a bolt, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • spanner — (n.) 1630s, a tool for winding the spring of a wheel lock firearm, from Ger. Spanner, from spannen (see SPAN (Cf. span) (v.)). Meaning wrench is from 1790. Figurative phrase spanner in the works attested from 1921 (Wodehouse) …   Etymology dictionary

  • spanner in the works — (UK) If someone puts or throws a spanner in the works, they ruin a plan. In American English, wrench is used instead of spanner …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • spanner — [span′ər] n. [Ger < spannen, to stretch: see SPAN1] 1. a person or thing that spans 2. Chiefly Brit. WRENCH (sense 4) …   English World dictionary

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