box end wrench

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n box end wrench a wrench with a closed loop (a socket) that fits over a nut or bolt head
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Usage

In literature:

They were at the end of the hall passage when the door closed, and Wrench shot out from somewhere like a Jack from its box.
"Glyn Severn's Schooldays" by George Manville Fenn
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In news:

We got box wrenches, screwdrivers (easy) and bottle opener (of course), but missed "nail puller, scraper and pry ends".
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