(also socket spanner)
A ratchet tool with a series of detachable sockets for tightening and loosening nuts of different sizes.
More example sentences
- The only tools required are a socket wrench with a long extension, a Phillips and regular screwdriver, and a hex key set.
- To tighten the Orb sufficiently I used a small socket from my socket wrench, and simply tightened it as far as I could before my fingers slipped.
- Yet, the breech plug is easily removed with a socket wrench when the lever is down.
Definition of socket wrench in:
- The US English dictionary