crescent wrench

An adjustable wrench with smooth jaws.

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • crescent wrench — n. 〚< Crescent, a trademark for this kind of wrench〛 a wrench with a head shaped like a crescent, having one movable jaw, adjusted by a screw to fit various sizes of nuts, bolts, etc.: see WRENCH, illus. * * * …   Universalium

  • crescent wrench — n. [< Crescent, a trademark for this kind of wrench] a wrench with a head shaped like a crescent, having one movable jaw, adjusted by a screw to fit various sizes of nuts, bolts, etc.: see WRENCH, illus …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • Crescent (brand) — Crescent Type Hand tools Owner Apex Tool Group, LLC Country USA Introduced 1907 Previous owners Crescent Niagara Corporation, Crescent Tool Company Website …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • Crescent (disambiguation) — A crescent is a shape symbolising the Moon Contents 1 Biology 2 Business 3 Education …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • 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

  • crescent spanner — /ˈkrɛzənt spænə/ (say krezuhnt spanuh) noun Chiefly WA and Tasmania → shifting spanner. Also, crescent wrench …   Australian English dictionary

  • wrench — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. twist, wring; yank, pull; extort, wrest, snatch; sprain, strain, dislocate; distort. n. monkey wrench, spanner; twist, yank, etc. See extraction, disjunction, retention. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A… …   English dictionary for students

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