spanner

noun span·ner \ ˈspa-nər \

Definition of spanner

1 chiefly British : wrench
2 : a wrench that has a hole, projection, or hook at one or both ends of the head for engaging with a corresponding device on the object that is to be turned

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Origin and Etymology of spanner

German, instrument for winding springs, from spannen to stretch; akin to Middle Dutch spannen to stretch — more at span




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