Definition of spanner in English:


Syllabification: span·ner
Pronunciation: /ˈspanər


chiefly British
  • A wrench.
    More example sentences
    • The shop guys had screwed the lug nuts down so hard with their no-sweat pneumatic wrenches that my wimpy spanner and all my strength were useless.
    • Hand me that number three spanner.
    • She would be down there with her screwdriver and spanner trying to put the piano together.


late 18th century: from German spannen 'draw tight' + -er1.

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