adjustable spanner

Definitions of adjustable spanner
  1. noun
    can be changed to different settings
    synonyms: adjustable wrench
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    crescent wrench
    an adjustable wrench designed to fit hexagonal nuts with the adjusting screw built into the head of the wrench
    monkey wrench, monkey-wrench
    adjustable wrench that has one fixed and one adjustable jaw
    pipe wrench, tube wrench
    adjustable wrench for gripping and turning a pipe; has two serrated jaws that are adjusted to grip the pipe
    screw wrench
    adjustable wrench that has one jaw that can be adjusted by turning a screw
    chain tongs
    a pipe wrench used for turning large pipes; an adjustable chain circles the pipe with its ends connected to the head whose teeth engage the pipe
    Stillson wrench
    a large pipe wrench with L-shaped adjustable jaws that tighten as pressure on the handle is increased
    type of:
    spanner, wrench
    a hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt
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