adjusting wrench


Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • brake adjusting wrench — A wrench which is used to adjust the brake shoes …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 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

  • torque wrench — noun a wrench that has a gauge that indicates the amount of torque being applied • Hypernyms: ↑wrench, ↑spanner * * * noun : a wrench that measures and indicates the amount of turning and twisting force applied in tightening a nut or bolt * * * a …   Useful english dictionary

  • tappet wrench — A wrench designed for adjusting valve clearances on OHV engines with bucket tappet assembly that use an adjusting screw instead of valve shims for adjustment …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • crescent wrench — noun an adjustable wrench designed to fit hexagonal nuts with the adjusting screw built into the head of the wrench • Hypernyms: ↑adjustable wrench, ↑adjustable spanner …   Useful english dictionary

  • monkey wrench — noun an adjustable spanner with large jaws which has its adjusting screw located in the jaw that is fixed. verb (monkey wrench) informal sabotage, especially as a form of protest. Phrases a monkey wrench in the works North American term for a… …   English new terms dictionary

  • brake wrench — A wrench which is used to adjust the brake shoes. The British call it a brake adjusting spanner …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • torque wrench — noun a tool for setting and adjusting the tightness of nuts and bolts to a desired value …   English new terms dictionary

  • spanner wrench —   n.    a tool for installing, removing or adjusting a threaded part. The tool is designed to engage one or more holes or depressions which are peripheral or not on center to the part axis …   Locksmith dictionary

  • brake adjusting spanner — A British term for brake wrench …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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