socket wrench

noun

Definition of socket wrench

: a wrench usually in the form of a bar and removable socket made to fit a bolt or nut

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First Known Use of socket wrench

circa 1890


SOCKET WRENCH Defined for English Language Learners

socket wrench

noun

Definition of socket wrench for English Language Learners

  • : a tool that has a part which fits over the end of a bolt or nut and is used to turn it


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