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pipe wrench

noun
1.
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
1885-1890
1885-90
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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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