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spanner

a steel hand tool with a handle carrying jaws or a hole of particular shape designed to grip a nut or bolt head

spanner

[′span·ər]
(design engineering)
A wrench with a semicircular head having a projection or hole at one end.
(engineering)
A horizontal brace.
An artificial horizon attachment for a sextant.

spanner, span piece

A horizontal cross brace or collar beam.
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Hard work, but Spanner is grateful for the opportunity.
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There is even a locking adaptor which allows you to convert the flexible head of the ratchet spanner to take sockets.
He denied turning up with the spanner and being the aggressor.
During the trial-and-error process of trying to find the right spanner you risk grazed knuckles when it slips off the nut, or worse still being spot-welded to the tractor bonnet in a shower of sparks that beats anything you would pay to see on November 5.
I just said I could not believe I'd found a spanner in it.
The car was painted by Goldstar, with the bodywork completed by Spanner Man and lettering by Averno G raphics.
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