Definition of Adjustable spanner

1. Noun. Can be changed to different settings.




Definition of Adjustable spanner

1. Noun. (British) An adjustable hand tool for tightening and loosening nuts and bolts. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Adjustable Spanner

adjurations
adjuratory
adjure
adjured
adjurer
adjurers
adjures
adjuring
adjuror
adjurors
adjust
adjustabilities
adjustability
adjustable
adjustable articulator
adjustable spanner (current term)
adjustable spanners
adjustable wrench
adjustage
adjustages
adjusted
adjuster
adjusters
adjusting
adjusting entry
adjustive
adjustment
adjustment disorders
adjustmental
adjustments

Literary usage of Adjustable spanner

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Modern cycles: a practical handbook on their construction and repair by Alexander James Wallis-Tayler (1897)
"Patent adjustable spanner. conversant with them will derive considerable information from a perusal of some of the exhaustive catalogues published by the ..."

2. Automobile Repairshop Short-cuts: Over 1500 Time and Labor-saving Kinks by Motor World (1918)
"1095) adjustable spanner WRENCH Ordinarily a spanner wrench will only fit one particular job. The spanner wrench illustrated is adjustable through a notched ..."

3. Cycle Building and Repairing, with Numerous Engravings and Diagrams edited by Paul Nooncree Hasluck (1900)
"adjustable spanner. It consists of a block of hard wood about 4 in. long and] ... Non-adjustable Spanner. two sizes may be drilled in each pair of jaws, ..."

4. The Modern Safety Bicycle by Herbert Alfred Garratt (1899)
"Small makers will often send out their machines with an adjustable spanner. This is a very slovenly way out of the difficulty. The adjustable spanner will ..."

5. Cycling by George Lacy Hillier, William Coutts Keppel Albemerle, Earl of William Coutts Keppel Albemarle (1887)
"... some practical riders have adopted ; thus one rider has a long pocket just inside the opening of his jacket in which he carries an adjustable spanner. ..."

6. The Repair and Maintenance of Machinery: A Handbook of Practical Notes and by Thomas Walter Barber (1895)
"Screw hammers and other clumsy and useless types of the adjustable spanner should be thrown on the scrap heap. They generally are so heavy in the jaws as to ..."

7. Gages and Gaging Systems: Design, Construction and Use of Tools, Methods and by Joseph Vincent Woodworth (1908)
"For pointing to length we use an adjustable spanner gage like L, made from round stock. These gages are all easily and cheaply made, and fulfil all the ..."

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