Allen wrench

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Al·​len wrench | \ ˈa-lən- How to pronounce Allen wrench (audio) \

Definition of Allen wrench

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

First Known Use of Allen wrench

1913, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Allen wrench

Allen Manufacturing Company, Hartford, Connecticut

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“Allen wrench.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Allen%20wrench. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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Allen wrench

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English Language Learners Definition of Allen wrench

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

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