Meaning of SPANNER in English

SPANNER

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈspænə ]

n. 1 Brit. an instrument for turning or gripping a nut on a screw etc. (cf. WRENCH). 2 the cross-brace of a bridge etc. øa spanner in the works Brit. colloq. a drawback or impediment. [G spannen draw tight: see SPAN(2)]

English main colloquial, spoken dictionary.      Английский основной разговорный словарь.