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pipe wrench

a tool having two toothed jaws, one fixed and the other free to grip pipes and other tubular objects when the tool is turned in one direction only.
Origin of pipe wrench
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for pipe wrench
  • The controls were being held in the drilling position with a bungee cord and pipe wrench.
  • Place the pipe wrench on the coupling inside the barrel.
  • Make sure you have a crescent or pipe wrench near the gas and water valves and in your emergency supplies.
  • The socket head shall be protected from being rotated with a pipe wrench or similar tool.
  • Never use a pipe wrench as a wrench handle extension.
  • Secure cylinder in vise, begin to remove valve with pipe wrench or other suitable tool.
  • Have an adjustable pipe wrench for turning off gas and water.
  • It may be necessary to remove a cap by heating with a torch or by use of a large pipe wrench with a several foot pipe extender.
  • He injured his neck when a thirty-six inch pipe wrench he was using slipped off a steam trap.
  • Have an adjustable or pipe wrench for turning off gas and water.

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