HyperDic: spanner

English > 1 sense of the word spanner:
NOUNartifactspanner, wrencha hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt
spanner > pronunciation
Soundsspae'ner
RhymesAfrikaner ... yawner: 180 rhymes with ner...
English > spanner: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt.
Synonymwrench
Partsjawholding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object
NarrowerAllen wrenchA wrench for Allen screws
adjustable wrench, adjustable spannerCan be changed to different settings
alligator wrenchA wrench with a v-shaped jaw and serrations on one side (resembles the open jaws of an alligator)
box wrench, box end wrenchA wrench with a closed loop (a socket) that fits over a nut or bolt head
brace wrenchA wrench shaped like a brace (has a handle shaped like a crank) and a socket head / head
bulldog wrenchA wrench designed to provide a firm grip on something
carriage wrenchA wrench designed for use with carriage bolts
dog wrenchA wrench with a handle shaped like a crank
hook wrench, hook spannerA wrench with a hook that fits over a nut or bolt head
lug wrenchA wrench with jaws that have projecting lugs to engage the object that is to be rotated
open-end wrench, tappet wrenchA wrench having parallel jaws at fixed separation (often on both ends of the handle)
pin wrenchA wrench that has a projecting pin that fits into a socket on the object to be turned
screw keyA wrench for turning a screw / screw
socket wrenchA wrench with a handle onto which sockets of different sizes can be fitted
sparkplug wrenchA wrench for removing or tightening spark plugs into the cylinder head of an internal combustion engine
tap wrenchA wrench for turning a tap to create an internal screw thread
torque wrenchA wrench that has a gauge that indicates the amount of torque being applied
Broaderhand toolA tool used with workers' hands
Spanishllave de tuerca, llave inglesa, llave
Catalanclau anglesa, clau, collador

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