open-end wrench

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n open-end wrench a wrench having parallel jaws at fixed separation (often on both ends of the handle)
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Usage

In literature:

Panting from the climb, Harry ran down the corridor to the end, wrenched open a door, and looked out anxiously.
"The Dark Door" by Alan Edward Nourse
Open-end wrench for use in removing taper lugs from terminals.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
Other tools you'll want to add will be a Phillips screwdriver, open end wrenches, a crescent wrench, small hack saw, hand drill and bits.
"Electricity for the 4-H Scientist" by Eric B. Wilson
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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".
While you can also use open-end wrenches, they have a tendency to slip off the nut and round the corners, which may necessitate replacing the entire brake line.
New Torqtite adjustable open-end torque wrenches allow all tube and hose ends to be precisely tightened to their correct torque requirements.
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