air wrench

noun

Definition of air wrench 

: a ratchet wrench that uses compressed air to apply torque : a pneumatically powered impact wrench Lathes run, drills spin, air wrenches whir and whine from every angle. —Scott Huler, A Little Bit Sideways, 1999

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of air wrench

1919, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about air wrench

Share air wrench

Statistics for air wrench

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for air wrench

The first known use of air wrench was in 1919

See more words from the same year

Comments on air wrench

What made you want to look up air wrench? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a magnificent or impressive array

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Food Quiz

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!