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socket wrench

noun

Simple Definition of socket wrench

  • : a tool that has a part which fits over the end of a bolt or nut and is used to turn it

Full Definition of socket wrench

  1. :  a wrench usually in the form of a bar and removable socket made to fit a bolt or nut

Illustration of socket wrench

Circa 1890

First Known Use of socket wrench

circa 1890


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