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socket wrench

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(also socket spanner)

Definition of socket wrench in English:

noun

A ratchet tool with a series of detachable sockets for tightening and loosening nuts of different sizes.
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.

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