pipe wrench

noun

Definition of pipe wrench

  1. :  a wrench for gripping and turning a cylindrical object (such as a pipe) usually by use of two serrated jaws so designed as to grip the pipe when turning in one direction only

Circa 1875

First Known Use of pipe wrench

circa 1875


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