adjustable wrench


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adjustable wrench

[ə′jəs·tə·bəl ′rench]
(engineering)
A wrench with one jaw which is fixed and another which is adjustable; the size is adjusted by a knurled screw.

adjustable wrench

adjustable wrenches
Any one of several types of wrenches having one jaw fixed and the other adjustable; set to the desired size by means of a knurled screw.
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Caption: An adjustable wrench can be used as leverage to tighten a pistol grip screw on an AR-15.
Co., DeWitt, Nebraska, was a simple adjustable wrench tightened with a screw.
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A was an easy one -- adjustable wrench. The amount of times you'll need one is infinite.
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