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 Dictionary entry overview: What does spanner mean? 

SPANNER (noun)
  The noun SPANNER has 1 sense:

1. a hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt

  Familiarity information: SPANNER used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SPANNER (noun)

Sense 1spanner [BACK TO TOP]


A hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects


spanner; wrench

Hypernyms ("spanner" is a kind of...):

hand tool (a tool used with workers' hands)

Meronyms (parts of "spanner"):

jaw (holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "spanner"):

adjustable spanner; adjustable wrench (can be changed to different settings)

tap wrench (a wrench for turning a tap to create an internal screw thread)

sparkplug wrench (a wrench for removing or tightening spark plugs into the cylinder head of an internal combustion engine)

socket wrench (a wrench with a handle onto which sockets of different sizes can be fitted)

screw key (a wrench for turning a screw)

pin wrench (a wrench that has a projecting pin that fits into a socket on the object to be turned)

open-end wrench; tappet wrench (a wrench having parallel jaws at fixed separation (often on both ends of the handle))

lug wrench (a wrench with jaws that have projecting lugs to engage the object that is to be rotated)

hook spanner; hook wrench (a wrench with a hook that fits over a nut or bolt head)

dog wrench (a wrench with a handle shaped like a crank)

carriage wrench (a wrench designed for use with carriage bolts)

bulldog wrench (a wrench designed to provide a firm grip on something)

brace wrench (a wrench shaped like a brace (has a handle shaped like a crank) and a socket head)

box end wrench; box wrench (a wrench with a closed loop (a socket) that fits over a nut or bolt head)

alligator wrench (a wrench with a v-shaped jaw and serrations on one side (resembles the open jaws of an alligator))

Allen wrench (a wrench for Allen screws)

torque wrench (a wrench that has a gauge that indicates the amount of torque being applied)

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