Translation of spanner in Spanish:
noun (British English) (adjustable spanner)
- also: box spanneralso: plug spannerto throw a spanner in the works (British English)llave (feminine) de bujíasfastidiarlo todoExample sentences
- He collects some other tools, a hammer, nails, spanners, screwdrivers and a few more saw-blades, and slots them into the zippered pouches on his backpack.
- I know one particular man who actually got a rowing boat and went across in his dinner hour and welded spanners, wedges and hammers to the bulk head and rowed back again.
- Unless you have pretty particular interests you're probably not going to have much use for a magnifying glass, a spanner or a miniature jig-saw.
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