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Definition of the noun Allen Key

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  1. A hex head wrench.


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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Google previewStagecraft 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.

Google previewConstruction 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 ...

Google previewMachine Drawing:Includes Autocad (2008)

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 ...

Google previewA 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.

Google previewDictionary of Environmental Health (2003)

by David Worthington

Allen key An L-shaped rod of hexagonal cross-section used, when inserted into a correspondingly sized and shaped hole in the head of a bolt, screw or similar, to rotate and thereby drive home or extract the fastening. allergen Any substance ...

Google previewDictionary of Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation, Resynchronization, and Arrhythmias (2007)

by David L. Hayes, MD, Samuel J. Asirvatham, MD

Allen key. See Allen wrench. Allen setscrew. A small screw with a hexagonal AICD. Abbreviation for automatic implantable car- dioverter-defibrillator. AID. Abbreviation for automatic implantable defi- brillator. air embolism. A complication that ...

Google previewPocket Oxford English Dictionary (2013)

by Maurice Waite

Allen key n. trademark a ...

Google previewPaperback Oxford English Dictionary (2012)

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 ...

Google previewConcise Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

Luxury Edition by Angus Stevenson, Maurice Waite

Allen key (US Allen wrench) > 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 > n. trademark a screw ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English (2010)

by Angus Stevenson

Allen key (US Allen ...

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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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