alligator wrench

noun

Definition of alligator wrench

: a wrench having a flaring jaw with teeth on one side

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First Known Use of alligator wrench

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alligator wrench

so called from its resemblance to an alligator's jaws

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The first known use of alligator wrench was in 1879

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“Alligator wrench.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alligator%20wrench. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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