Definition of Adjustable wrench
1. Noun. Can be changed to different settings.
Specialized synonyms: Crescent Wrench, Monkey Wrench, Monkey-wrench, Pipe Wrench, Tube Wrench, Screw Wrench
Generic synonyms: Spanner, Wrench
Lexicographical Neighbors of Adjustable Wrench
Literary usage of Adjustable wrench
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Practical Blacksmithing by Milton T. Richardson (1890)
"Making an adjustable wrench. The accompanying engraving, Fig. 68, illustrates my way of making an adjustable 2-inch wrench, which I find very strong and ..."
2. Home Energy Projects: An Energy Conservation Guide for Do-It-Yourselfers by DIANE Publishing Company, Jeffrey S. Tiller (1996)
"Remove the existing showerhead with an adjustable wrench. 2. Take the showerhead to the hardware store or building supply and purchase an appropriate shower ..."
3. The Common Sense of Bicycling by Maria E. Ward (1896)
"There are usually two kinds of wrench in a bicycle outfit—an adjustable wrench with sliding jaw, and one or more key-wrenches, so called because made to fit ..."
4. Cyclopedia of Architecture, Carpentry and Building: A General Reference Work by American School, Chicago, American Technical Society (1909)
"... they prefer an adjustable wrench which will fit several different sizes of pipe. There is one advantage in the tongs; that is, they can he worked in ..."
5. Cyclopedia of Engineering: A General Reference Work on Steam Boilers, Pumps edited by Louis Derr (1909)
"... have to curry at least one pair of tongs for earl> size of pipe; they prefer an adjustable wrench which will fit ..."
6. Sanitary, Heating and Ventilation Engineering: A General Reference Work by American Technical Society (1919)
"... have to carry at least one pair of tongs for each size of pipe; they prefer an adjustable wrench which will fit several different sizes of pipe. ..."
7. International Exhibition, 1876: Official Catalogue by United States Centennial Commission (1876)
"... Newark, N. J - Malleable and gray iron castings, brass founders' tl !• 1-:., etc. A 39. 519 268</ Russell, Wm. C., New York, NY—adjustable wrench. D 73. ..."
8. Audels Engineers and Mechanics Guide by Frank Duncan Graham (1921)
"For pipe and tube work an adjustable wrench will usually be found preferable, since a slight motion of one of the jaws will enable the wrench to take hold ..."