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spanner, adjustable spannerView synonyms
- ‘The shop guys had screwed the lug nuts down so hard with their no-sweat pneumatic wrenches that my wimpy spanner and all my strength were useless.’
- ‘If there are any dripping taps then put that spanner that's been lying dormant in the toolbox to work.’
- ‘Ted's spanner has fixed everything in this town, even record players which don't have any nuts or bolts!’
- ‘She would be down there with her screwdriver and spanner trying to put the piano together.’
- ‘A spanner clinked on steel and danced in the ringing shed.’
- ‘Hand me that number three spanner.’
Late 18th century: from German spannen draw tight + -er.
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