adjustable monkey wrench

clé à molette f , clé américaine f , clé anglaise f

Dictionary of Engineering, architecture and construction – materials & technologies, 2nd edition, la Maison du dictionnaire. 2007.

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  • Monkey wrench (disambiguation) — Monkey wrench may refer to: Monkey wrench, an early type of adjustable spanner Pipe wrench, often incorrectly called a monkey wrench Monkeywrenching, a type of sabotage Monkey Wrench (song), a 1997 Foo Fighters single Monkeywrench (G.I. Joe), a… …   Wikipedia

  • Monkey wrench — Wrench Wrench (r[e^]nch), n. [OE. wrench deceit, AS. wrenc deceit, a twisting; akin to G. rank intrigue, crookedness, renken to bend, twist, and E. wring. [root]144. See {Wring}, and cf. {Ranch}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. Trick; deceit; fraud;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monkey wrench — n especially AmE 1.) a tool that is used to hold or turn things of different widths British Equivalent: adjustable spanner 2.) throw a monkey wrench in the works AmE informal to do something that will cause problems or spoil someone s plans… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • monkey wrench — ► NOUN ▪ a spanner with large adjustable jaws …   English terms dictionary

  • Monkey wrench — For other uses of this term, see monkey wrench (disambiguation). The monkey wrench (also known as an adjustable spanner in the UK) is an adjustable wrench, a later American development of eighteenth century English coach wrenches. It was popular… …   Wikipedia

  • monkey wrench — noun adjustable wrench that has one fixed and one adjustable jaw • Syn: ↑monkey wrench • Hypernyms: ↑adjustable wrench, ↑adjustable spanner * * * noun, pl ⋯ wrenches [count] : a wrench that can be adjusted to grip or turn things of different… …   Useful english dictionary

  • monkey wrench — A tool which is similar to a pipe wrench. While a pipe wrench has teeth and a loosly mounted head that allows it to bite into the pipe and tighten as a strain is put on the handle, a monkey wrench has adjustable, smooth jaws that always remain… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • monkey-wrench — noun adjustable wrench that has one fixed and one adjustable jaw • Syn: ↑monkey wrench • Hypernyms: ↑adjustable wrench, ↑adjustable spanner …   Useful english dictionary

  • monkey wrench — monkeywrench monkeywrench, monkey wrench monkey wrench . A wrench or spanner which has one fixed and one adjustable jaw. Syn: monkey wrench. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monkey wrench — noun a) A wrench with a smooth adjustable jaw to grip different sizes of nuts. Having a baby will add a monkey wrench to her routines. b) A pipe wrench. Syn: adjustable spanner …   Wiktionary

  • monkey wrench — 1. Also called, esp. Brit., adjustable spanner. a wrench having an adjustable jaw permitting it to grasp nuts or the like of different sizes. 2. something that interferes with functioning; obstacle: He threw a monkey wrench into our plans. [1855… …   Universalium


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