Meaning of SPANNER in English

SPANNER

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

adjustable

You will need adjustable spanners , open-ended spanners and gripping wrenches.

Poor old Richard, torpedoed three times, and then finished 011, near as a toucher, with an adjustable spanner .

Bosun's Sail ties, pliers, adjustable spanner , screwdriver, shock cords.

Full instructions are included, and all you need to add are an adjustable spanner , cross-point screwdriver and penknife.

For this reason, the easiest way to undo and do up nuts is with adjustable spanners .

■ VERB

use

We felt this was an improvement over the rival system of inserting a tommy bar through the collet and using one spanner .

In the kitchen, drain at the draincock Use a bath/basin spanner to undo the nut on the tap connector.

Don't use jointing compound unless recommended Tighten the compression joints using a spanner at either end.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

He could never see an engine without laying a spanner on it.

He didn't fancy the idea of being treated with a spanner if falling ill.

I reached into the door pocket and pulled out the heavy wheel nut spanner .

Often this gives just enough friction for the spanners to grip.

The spanner in these works is the fact that government is not a profit-making enterprise.

To his surprise, he found the hexagonal spanner on the ledge in the garage where it was meant to be.

Try smearing the spanner jaws with light oil, then dipping them in fine sand.

We felt this was an improvement over the rival system of inserting a tommy bar through the collet and using one spanner .

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