lug wrench


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lug wrench a wrench with jaws that have projecting lugs to engage the object that is to be rotated
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lug wrench (Mach) a wrench used to tighten or loosen lug nuts, usually a steel rod having a hexagonally shaped socket which fits closely over the lug nut; sometimes in the shape of a cross, having several such sockets, one at the end of each arm, to accommodate nuts of different sizes.
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In literature:

But already the girl was pressing the lug wrench into his hands.
"The Cross-Cut" by Courtney Ryley Cooper
Open-end wrench for use in removing taper lugs from terminals.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
Wrench away the back of this seat, and I'll lug off the steps.
"The Recipe for Diamonds" by Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne

In news:

Man strangled to death with lug wrench.
Then the men began allegedly assaulting the four people with a lug wrench.
Man strangled to death with lug wrench .
Then the men began allegedly assaulting the four people with a lug wrench .
In NASCAR, pit crew members use impact wrenches with preset torque values to install lug nuts during a wheel change.
The two suspects allegedly beat an 80-year-old resident with a tire lug wrench during a violent home invasion on Nov 28.
Deputies,country boys and four-way lug wrenches.
Who was sitting directly behind the man-- pulled out a four-way lug wrench and held the corner around Luna's neck, strangling him.
It may surprise you, but the 3/8-inch torque wrench can measure as little as 7 lb-ft, yet still has enough range to tighten lug nuts to 100 lb-ft.
Use a 2-foot-long wrench and apply 50 pounds of force, and you'll have 100 ft-lb, which, happily, is just about as long as most lug wrenches , and as much force as most elbows are happy cranking on.