pin wrench


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pin wrench a wrench that has a projecting pin that fits into a socket on the object to be turned
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In literature:

He was at it in an instant, wrenching its rusty pin, that did not give, but stuck motionless in the wood.
"The Jimmyjohn Boss and Other Stories" by Owen Wister
Suddenly I felt the pin wrenched away and the shawl torn from my shoulders.
"Miriam Monfort" by Catherine A. Warfield
A man does not mind a pin-prick when a limb is being wrenched away.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Jack wrenched himself away and dodged a blow from the rolling-pin.
"The Ocean Wireless Boys And The Naval Code" by John Henry Goldfrap, AKA Captain Wilbur Lawton
She felt presently that her hat, wrenched to one side, and still fixed to her hair by its pins, was hurting her.
"Tante" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
And he strove with the javelin and anon he wrenched himself loose from the wall to which he had been pinned.
"The Story of Sir Launcelot and His Companions" by Howard Pyle
Long enough to wrench out the pin that held the line in the boat's bow.
"The Sea Bride" by Ben Ames Williams
Zebedee wrenched the main sheet off the pin, and let the big sail fly; another loosed the jib.
"Miranda of the Balcony" by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason

In news:

Slogging through the bewildering caverns of Home Depot in search of a cotter pin or a 4mm Allen wrench springs to mind -- when you're apt to experience a paradigm shift.