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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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"She then attacked me with a spanner and knocked out all my teeth.
Despite being stitched up by the parking warden, Mrs Spanner, who is married to her joiner husband Tony, said she had not lost her faith in humanity.
The Spanner allows patients to naturally fill and empty their bladders, reduces the risk of urinary tract infection and improves patient quality of life.
The Castrol Golden Spanner Ustaad Mechanic contest had a number of exciting prizes for the winners.
Move in the right direction: This spanner kit proved most useful.
Mr Graham, formerly of Longnewton but now living in Middleton-St-George, denied being the aggressor and also dismissed the suggestion that he had brought the spanner with him.
My name is actually inherited from my father, whose nickname was Spanner when he served in the army.
STAR CAR: The England car with (l to r) Les Cowen, owner of Spanner Man, and painters Dennis Ayres and Alan Johnson Picture by TRACEY O'NEILL
The Army solution was to commission the building of plates of bolted sturdy oak planks to substitute for missing railroad car spanners.
At the time Spanner's hectic schedule prevented him from publicizing his discovery of the so-called Hunterdon hackberry (Celtis occidentalis).
After the Spanner ruling, police cracked down on S/M bars and parties nationwide.
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