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

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1919, in the meaning defined above

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“Air wrench.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/air%20wrench. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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