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Definition of the noun Allen Key
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The Allen Key is a cocktail.
Allen key: An Allen wrench, Allen key, hex key or hex head wrench is a tool used to drive Allen screw and bolt, which have a hexagon socket in the head.
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Stagecraft Fundamentals (2012)
A Guide and Reference for Theatrical Production by Rita Kogler Carver
Allen key is a brand name having a hexagonal head for adjusting nuts with a recessed six-sided opening. You may have used one of these if you ever purchased self-assembly furniture. Allen keys can be bought as a single key, as a □ Fig.
by Bryan Williams, Louise Attwood, Pauline Treuherz
An allen key is a small hexagonal-shaped tool that can be used with socket heads or hex head fixings. They are available in a wide range of sizes, allow access to hard to reach fixings and are less likely to slip than a screwdriver head.
by Singh, Ajeetprofessorsalalahtechnicalindustrialcollege
An Allen key is a hardened hexagonal rod bent in L shape (Fig. 30.14E). One side is longer than the other. It is used for Allen head bolts having hexagonal cavity in the circular head. Shorter side is inserted first to apply more torque. Once the ...
Construction Technology (2009)
An Illustrated Introduction by Eric Fleming
An Allen key is an L shaped piece of hexagonal section hardened steel. Either the short or long leg can be inserted into a hexagonal section blind hole in the end of the grub screw. It is a very positive method of connecting tool to screw or ...
by Christopher Gorse, David Johnston, Martin Pritchard
grub screw A screw or bolt with no head, driven into the threaded hole using an Allen key. The screw is driven in so that it embeds below the surface, and covers can be inserted so that ...
A Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)
by Robert Ireland
Allen key. See also PERIODONTAL INSTRUMENTS. Blandin's. gland. [P. F. Blandin (1798–1849), French surgeon] A small anterior lingual gland situated at the base of the tongue on each side of the lingual fraenum (US frenum). bleaching.
by David Worthington
Allen key An Lshaped rod of ...
by Maurice Waite
Allen key n. trademark a ...
by David L. Hayes, MD, Samuel J. Asirvatham, MD
Allen key. See Allen ...
by Oxford Dictionaries,, Maurice Waite
Allen key n. trademark a spanner designed to fit into and turn an Allen screw (one with a hexagonal socket in the head). – origin from the Allen Manufacturing Company, Connecticut. allergen /al-ler-juhn/ n. a substance that causes an allergic ...
Book & CD-ROM Set by Angus Stevenson, Maurice Waite
Allen key (US Allen wrench) b n. Brit. trademark a spanner designed to fit into and turn an Allen screw. — ORIGIN 1960s: from the name of the manufacturer, the Allen Manufacturing Company, Connecticut. Allen screw b n. trademark a screw ...
Oxford Dictionary of English (2010)
by Angus Stevenson
Allen key (US Allen ...
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Allen key Meaning
Video shows what Allen key means. A hex head wrench.. Allen key synonyms: Allen wrench, hex head wrench, hex key. Allen key Meaning. How to pronounce ...
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