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Definition of the noun adjustable spanner

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  1. can be changed to different settings

Alternative definition of the noun adjustable spanner


  1. [British] monkey wrench


Adjustable spanner: An adjustable wrench or adjustable spanner is a wrench with a "jaw" of adjustable width, allowing it to be used with different sizes of fastener head rather than just one fastener, as with a conventional fixed spanner. An adjustable spanner may also be called a Bahco, crescent wrench, adjustable end wrench, wrench, shifter, shifting spanner, shifting adjustable, fit-all or adjustable angle-head wrench.

  • also known as crescent wrench, fit-all, English key

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Google previewPlumbing Illustrated Dictionary (2007)

by John Thompson

Adjustable spanner are, however, commonly used by plumbers. Open ended spanner Ring spanner Box spanner Adjustable spanner n The main types of spanner sparge outlet/sparge pipe A chromium-plated pipe with a number of holes ...

Google previewPersian-English Dictionary (1993)

by S. Haim

| Adjustable spanner.

Google previewIrish-English/English-Irish Easy Reference Dictionary (2000)

by The Educational Company of Ireland

version insligh v insulate inslitheoir m3 insulator inslin f2 insulin insliú m insulation insocraithe adj adjustable castalre insocraithe adjustable Spanner inspéise adj interesting inspioráidjZ inspiration insreabhadh m inflow insreabhadh airgid ...

Google previewDictionary of Architecture and Building Construction (2008)

by Nikolas Davies, Erkki Jokiniemi

adjustable spanner a spanner with adjustable jaws to suit ...

Google previewThe Watch & Clock Makers' Handbook, Dictionary and Guide (1896)

by Frederick James Britten

Adjustable Spanner for Caps of Keyless Wheels. — This will also be found useful for setting up or letting down mainsprings, ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of ClichŽs (2013)

A Word Lover's Guide to 4,000 Overused Phrases and Almost-Pleasing Platitudes by Christine Ammer

Themonkey wrench, called an “adjustable spanner” in Britain, appears tohave remindedsomeone of a monkey's jaws, which loosely resemble the sliding jaws of this very useful tool. This name was acquired about themiddle ofthe nineteenth ...

Google previewDictionary of Americanisms, Briticisms, Canadianisms and Australianisms (2010)

by V.S. Matyushenkov

adjustable spanner/. wringer/ gothrough thewringer Am. col. havean upsetting experience. Wrinkle CityAm. sl. wrinkled or lined skin, ...

Google previewTalal Abu-Ghazaleh Dictionary of Patent Terms = معجم طلال أبو غزالة لبراءة الإختراع (2012)

by Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization

adiabatic expansion adipocyte adipose adipose cell adjacency adjoin adjudged infringer adjust adjust adjustability adjustable adjustable wrench : adjustable Spanner adjusting the exposure - exposure compensation adjustment adjustment ...

Google previewOxford English Dictionary Additions Series (1997)

by John A. Simpson, E. S. C. Weiner

A wrench or spanner having an adjustable jaw; an adjustable spanner. P1807 in E. S. DANE Peter Stubs $27” Lancashire ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of American Regionalisms (2000)

by Robert Hendrickson

While one source suggests that this mechanical wizard was London blacksmith Charles Moncke, the British use adjustable spanner wrench or just spanner, for what Americans call a monkey wrench, so this theory is suspect. A more likely ...

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Video shows what adjustable spanner means. An adjustable hand tool for tightening and loosening nuts and bolts.. adjustable spanner synonyms: adjustable ...

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