Definition of Alligator wrench
1. Noun. A wrench with a v-shaped jaw and serrations on one side (resembles the open jaws of an alligator).
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Literary usage of Alligator wrench
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1. The World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture edited by Michael Vincent O'Shea, Ellsworth D. Foster, George Herbert Locke (1918)
"... by the force of a twisting FOUR FORMS OF WRENCHES (a) Machinist's wrench: (Ь) flat pocket wrench; (c) alligator wrench; (<1) monkey wrench. strain. ..."
2. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1903)
"40, having teeth cut on it similar to those on the jaw of an alligator wrench, may be made for any size of monkeywrench. The jaw may be made in the form of ..."
3. Elementary Machine Shop Practice by James Alfred Pratt (1921)
"Figure 47 shows an alligator wrench, used for operating on cylindrical work, where great rig 47 stress is not necessary. Figure 48 is a Stillson wrench, ..."
4. Pumps and Hydraulics. by William Rogers (1905)
"A solid wrench having a notched angular recess in its end, so that any nut or bolt which will enter the jaws can be grasped, is called an alligator-wrench. ..."