carriage wrench

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n carriage wrench a wrench designed for use with carriage bolts
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Carriage wrench a wrench adapted for removing or tightening the nuts that confine the wheels on the axles, or for turning the other nuts or bolts of a carriage or wagon.
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Usage

In literature:

You want also to carry a few carriage-bolts, some nails, tacks, straps, a hand-saw, and axle-wrench or monkey-wrench.
"How to Camp Out" by John M. Gould
I had no time to take a ticket, but leaping upon the moving footboard, I wrenched open a carriage-door and sprang in.
"In the Track of the Troops" by R.M. Ballantyne
When he finished, he put the iron wrench he had used under one of the seats in the carriage.
"Seek and Find" by Oliver Optic
Mr. Pansley took the carriage, also the wrench with which I was wont to take off the nuts thereof when I greased it on Sabbath mornings.
"A Guest at the Ludlow and Other Stories" by Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye
A second later the handle was wrenched open, and the door flew back with a bang, while the Cossack almost fell into the carriage.
"A Gallant Grenadier" by F.S. Brereton
She wrenched open the carriage door and put one foot on the step, but he dragged her back and slammed the door to.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
M. de Strasbourg wrenched open the door and jumped into the carriage.
"Parson Kelly" by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
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