socket wrench


socket wrench

noun

: 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

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

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First Known Use of SOCKET WRENCH

circa 1890

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