socket wrench

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n socket wrench a wrench with a handle onto which sockets of different sizes can be fitted
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Socket wrench a wrench consisting of a socket at the end of a shank or rod, for turning a nut, bolthead, etc., in a narrow or deep recess.
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Usage

In literature:

He pressed upon the control lever and wrenched it from its socket.
"The Moon Pool" by A. Merritt
There came a wrench that tortured my arm sockets as though racked.
"The Metal Monster" by A. Merritt
Then they grasped it again, so that Peppe's sudden fall was as suddenly arrested by a jerk that almost wrenched his arms from their sockets.
"Love-at-Arms" by Raphael Sabatini
I leaned to one side, then to the other, almost wrenching my knees from their sockets.
"Thrilling Adventures by Land and Sea" by James O. Brayman
The emissary, taken totally by surprise, struggled to break the hold, and Locke's thumbs were almost wrenched from their sockets.
"The Master Mystery" by Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey
He took hold of the unfastened end and with a sudden jerk wrenched the other end from its socket.
"Young Lion of the Woods" by Thomas Barlow Smith
Hrapp took the socket of the spear in both hands and wrenched it aside, so that forthwith the spear shaft broke.
"Laxdæla Saga" by Anonymous
He wrenched it out of its socket and brought it down on Bang's head, and the officer slid to the floor.
"Danger in Deep Space" by Carey Rockwell
And between times I don't object to makin' myself as handy as a socket wrench.
"Torchy As A Pa" by Sewell Ford
I felt as if my arms had been suddenly wrenched from their sockets, and then I was being carried out by the retiring wave.
"Devon Boys" by George Manville Fenn
But I had my arm nearly wrenched out of the socket.
"The King's Esquires" by George Manville Fenn
As to asking him to come back to her; the wrenching of the limb from the socket would be better than that.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
If the bolt really had been forced, the socket would have been wrenched away too.
"Fantômas" by Pierre Souvestre
With his crowbar Archie wrenched a bar from its socket.
"Billy Topsail & Company" by Norman Duncan
With a force that almost wrenched his arms from their sockets, the bar rebounded from the glass bell, leaving it uncracked.
"The Red Hell of Jupiter" by Paul Ernst
It seemed to rise into his thigh and the leg felt wrenched from its socket.
"Banked Fires" by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
He would jump, and tug, and flop, and spring into the air, and almost wrench the captive toes from their sockets.
"The Haunters of the Silences" by Charles G. D. Roberts
You will find out how it hurts when they wrench the joints out of their sockets.
"Klytia" by George Taylor
I thought my arm was wrenched from its socket.
"The Abbatial Crosier" by Eugène Sue
I leaned to one side, then to the other, almost wrenching my knees from their sockets.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine" by Various
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In news:

For instance, there is a T-handle Allen wrench that is set up to accept special 8, 10 and 13mm sockets.
Many professional mechanics consider it "amateurish" to put your name on wrenches, sockets or screwdrivers, and I admit it's a bit fussy to mark every single tool.
If you work on motorcycles that are not absolutely brand-new, you will run across a bolt or nut that is too damaged to be removed with an ordinary wrench or socket.
After removing the '06 radiator core support from the previous picture, the new LMC Truck core support for '07-and-newer GM trucks was bolted in place with a 13mm socket and wrench.
SAE International has standards for everything, from sockets wrenches to electrical sockets.
With ratchet, screwdriver, wrench, sockets and screwdriver bits of all shapes and sizes, Husky's 45-Piece Stubby Set can tighten or loosen just about every nut, bolt and fastener on your RV.
Used handtools, especially wrenches and sockets, often have plenty of life left, particularly those made in the USA.
Handsaw, clamp, layout square, adjustable wrench or socket and ratchet Skills Measuring and cutting, checking for level and plumb washer and turn a nut onto each bolt.
Solid- titanium scissors start at $700, and don't even ask about the titanium socket wrench.
This vinyl-grip wrench allows a threaded rod to pass through the socket so nuts can be secured on any threaded length.
My husband told me this morning he wanted a deep socket wrench .
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