Simple Definition of monkey wrench
: a wrench that can be adjusted to grip or turn things of different sizes
Full Definition of monkey wrench
1 : a wrench with one fixed and one adjustable jaw at right angles to a straight handle
2 : something that disrupts <threw a monkey wrench into the peace negotiations>
First Known Use of monkey wrench
MONKEY WRENCH Defined for Kids
Definition of monkey wrench for Students
1 : a wrench with one fixed and one adjustable jaw
2 : something that disrupts <The storm threw a monkey wrench into our plans.>
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