box-end wrench

box-end wrench
another term for box wrench

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • box end wrench — n AmE a type of ↑wrench with a hollow end that fits over a ↑nut that is being screwed or unscrewed British Equivalent: ring spanner …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • box end wrench — noun count AMERICAN a tool for making NUTS and screws loose. There is a bend in it so that you can reach into difficult places …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • box end wrench — noun a wrench with a closed loop (a socket) that fits over a nut or bolt head • Syn: ↑box wrench • Hypernyms: ↑wrench, ↑spanner • Part Meronyms: ↑socket …   Useful english dictionary

  • box end wrench — noun (C) AmE a type of wrench 2 (3) with a hollow end that fits over a nut 1 (2) that is being screwed or unscrewed ring spanner 1 (2) BrE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Wrench — For other uses, see Wrench (disambiguation). A set of chrome vanadium metric wrenches, open at one end, box/ring at the other. This type is commonly known as a combination wrench. A wrench or spanner is a tool used to provide grip and mechanical… …   Wikipedia

  • box wrench — noun a wrench with a closed loop (a socket) that fits over a nut or bolt head • Syn: ↑box end wrench • Hypernyms: ↑wrench, ↑spanner • Part Meronyms: ↑socket * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • wrench — wrencher, n. wrenchingly, adv. /rench/, v.t. 1. to twist suddenly and forcibly; pull, jerk, or force by a violent twist: He wrenched the prisoner s wrist. 2. to overstrain or injure (the ankle, knee, etc.) by a sudden, violent twist: When she… …   Universalium

  • wrench — [1] A device for removing nuts, bolts, and other fasteners. [2] A colloquial term for a mechanic or someone who is handy repairing engines. [3] To use a wrench tool. See adjustable wrench Allen wrench box wrench brake adjusting wrench brake… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • box wrench — A tool designed to secure or remove a bolt or nut. Each end of the wrench fits around the bolt head or nut. British term for ring spanner. In contrast, see open end wrench …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • box spanner — A British term for a hollow tube with a socket at each end and two holes through which a bar can be inserted to turn the wrench. The bar is called a T bar; but the British call it a tommy bar …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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