torque wrench(redirected from torque wrenches)
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torque wrench[′tȯrk ‚rench]
A hand or power tool used to turn a nut on a bolt that can be adjusted to deliver a predetermined amount of force to the bolt when tightening the nut.
A wrench that measures torque while being turned.
A wrench that incorporates a gauge, such as a dial, that provides a numerical indication of the torque that has been applied to a shaft.
A wrench designed to disengage when the torque required to turn a bolt, nut, or the like increases beyond a certain point. Also, a wrench with a gauge, which shows the pressure exerted.