Allen wrench

noun Al·len wrench \ ˈa-lən- \

Definition of Allen wrench

:an L-shaped hexagonal metal bar either end of which fits the socket of a screw or bolt

Origin and Etymology of allen wrench

Allen Manufacturing Company, Hartford, Connecticut


ALLEN WRENCH Defined for English Language Learners

Allen wrench

noun

Definition of Allen wrench for English Language Learners

  • : a small tool that is used to turn a special type of screw


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