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socket wrench

a box wrench with a socket that is an extension of the shank.
Origin of socket wrench
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for socket wrench
  • We can debate if a socket wrench makes a good enough hammer and drill press, but it really is foolish to plan that way.
  • Others require a special socket wrench sold for the purpose at plumbing and heating-supply stores.
  • He may have been disappointed in himself, even shaken, but outwardly he was as smooth and focused as a socket wrench.
  • Lying in the gutter were half a dozen simple tools-a socket wrench, a few screwdrivers, a claw hammer.
  • He positioned himself under the raised mower with a socket wrench to remove nuts holding the blades in place.
  • He reached towards the seat, apparently for the socket wrench which was usually stored in a toolbox under the seat.
  • If you have those things cut, it takes a soldier or a marine with a socket wrench about two hours to put it together.
British Dictionary definitions for socket wrench

socket wrench

a wrench having a handle onto which socketed heads of various sizes can be fitted Also socket set
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