Meaning of SPANNER in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈspa-nər ]


Etymology: German, instrument for winding springs, from spannen to stretch; akin to Middle Dutch spannen to stretch — more at span

Date: circa 1790

1. chiefly British : wrench

2. : a wrench that has a hole, projection, or hook at one or both ends of the head for engaging with a corresponding device on the object that is to be turned


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