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crescent wrench

Syllabification: cres·cent wrench

Definition of crescent wrench in English:

noun

North American , trademark
An adjustable wrench designed to grip hexagonal nuts, with an adjusting screw fitted in the crescent-shaped head of the wrench.
Example sentences
  • Tighten down the coupling nut onto the valve using two crescent wrenches.
  • Just getting into the thing requires two crescent wrenches and a jar of Vaseline.
  • Step 2: Remove the supply lines with a crescent wrench.

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