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{adj: universal} adapted to various purposes, sizes, forms, operations
"universal wrench", "universal chuck"
"universal screwdriver"



{n: Allen wrench} a wrench for Allen screws

{n: S wrench} a wrench with an S-shaped handle

{n: Stillson wrench} a large pipe wrench with L-shaped adjustable jaws that tighten as pressure on the handle is increased

{n: adjustable wrench, adjustable spanner} can be changed to different settings

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

{n: box wrench, box end wrench} a wrench with a closed loop (a socket) that fits over a nut or bolt head

{n: brace wrench} a wrench shaped like a brace (has a handle shaped like a crank) and a socket head

{n: bulldog wrench} a wrench designed to provide a firm grip on something

{n: crescent wrench} an adjustable wrench designed to fit hexagonal nuts with the adjusting screw built into the head of the wrench

{n: dog wrench} a wrench with a handle shaped like a crank

{n: hook wrench, hook spanner} a wrench with a hook that fits over a nut or bolt head

{n: lag screw, lag bolt} a heavy woodscrew with a square or hexagonal head that is driven in with a wrench

{n: machine bolt} a bolt with a square or hexagonal head on one end and a threaded shaft on the other end; tightened with a wrench; used to connect metal parts

{n: open-end wrench, tappet wrench} a wrench having parallel jaws at fixed separation (often on both ends of the handle)

{n: pin wrench} a wrench that has a projecting pin that fits into a socket on the object to be turned

{n: pipe wrench, tube wrench} adjustable wrench for gripping and turning a pipe; has two serrated jaws that are adjusted to grip the pipe

{n: screw key} a wrench for turning a screw

{n: screw wrench} adjustable wrench that has one jaw that can be adjusted by turning a screw

{n: socket wrench} a wrench with a handle onto which sockets of different sizes can be fitted

{n: sparkplug wrench} a wrench for removing or tightening spark plugs into the cylinder head of an internal combustion engine

{n: tap wrench} a wrench for turning a tap to create an internal screw thread

{n: wrench, spanner} a hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt

{n: wrench, twist, pull} a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments
"the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"
"he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"

{v: twist, sprain, wrench, turn, wrick, rick} twist suddenly so as to sprain
"wrench one's ankle"
"The wrestler twisted his shoulder"
"the hikers sprained their ankles when they fell"
"I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days"

{v: wrench, twist} twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates
"wrench a window off its hinges"
"wrench oneself free from somebody's grip"
"a deep sigh was wrenched from his chest"

{v: wrench} make a sudden twisting motion

{v: wring, wrench} twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish
"Wring one's hand"


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