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socket wrench

noun
1.
a box wrench with a socket that is an extension of the shank.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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British Dictionary definitions for socket wrench

socket wrench

noun
1.
a wrench having a handle onto which socketed heads of various sizes can be fitted Also socket set
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