Definition of Pipe wrench

1. Noun. Adjustable wrench for gripping and turning a pipe; has two serrated jaws that are adjusted to grip the pipe.

Exact synonyms: Tube Wrench
Generic synonyms: Adjustable Spanner, Adjustable Wrench
Specialized synonyms: Chain Tongs, Stillson Wrench

Definition of Pipe wrench

1. Noun. An adjustable wrench (British spanner) with a toothed jaw for gripping pipe, frequently used by a plumber or pipe fitter, to loosen and tighten pipes with threaded connections. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pipe Wrench

pipe in
pipe major
pipe of peace
pipe organ
pipe organs
pipe rack
pipe smoker
pipe snake
pipe stem cirrhosis
pipe tong
pipe tongs
pipe union
pipe up
pipe vine
pipe vise
pipe wrench (current term)
pipe wrenches
pipecolic acid
pipecolinic acid
pipecuronium bromide

Literary usage of Pipe wrench

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

1. Cyclopedia of Architecture, Carpentry and Building: A General Reference Work by American School, Chicago, American Technical Society (1909)
"pipe wrench. Adjustable tongs (Fig. 70) are made to fit several sizes of pipe, ... pipe wrench, Chain tongs are made in all sizes and in several forms for ..."

2. A Handbook of the Petroleum Industry by David Talbot Day (1922)
"The upper half of the tool-joint coupling extending just above the rotary is then grasped and rigidly held by a heavy pipe wrench ("breakout tongs," Fig. ..."

3. Wrought-pipe Drainage Systems by John Joseph Cosgrove (1909)
"133 Method of Using Brass pipe wrench Wrenches for making up nickel - plated pipe can now be purchased from dealers in plumbing ..."

4. The Second Power Kink Book: A Collection of Short Articles from Power in (1918)
"... swung to the right, and if the stud is being put in, it is swung to the left, till the teeth grip the stud by a pull on the handle. STUD OR pipe wrench ..."

5. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)
"On the other hand, if we had a 2 foot pipe wrench and exerted 40 Ibs. on the end of ... Ib«. torque, by means of n pipe wrench. If a 1 toot wrench was used, ..."

6. Gasolene Engines; Their Operation, Use and Care: A Comprehensive, Simple and by Alpheus Hyatt Verrill (1912)
"If you should require a pipe wrench and have none at Fig. 141.—Monkey-wrench as pipe wrench hand you can often handle a pipe successfully by placing a ..."

7. The Horseless Age (1904)
"They consist mainly of the more common bench tools of the machinist —the hammer, cold chisel, drifts, files, pipe wrench, etc. The hammer should be of the ..."

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