Stillson wrench
Stillson wrench Still"son wrench A pipe wrench having an adjustable L-shaped jaw piece sliding in a sleeve that is pivoted to, and loosely embraces, the handle. Pressure on the handle increases the grip. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Stillson wrench — ☆ Stillson wrench [stil′sən ] [after Daniel Stillson, its U.S. inventor (1869)] trademark for a wrench having a ridged jaw that moves through a collar pivoted loosely to the shaft, used for turning pipes, etc.: the jaw tightens as pressure is… …   English World dictionary

  • Stillson wrench® — /stilˈsən rench or rensh/ noun An adjustable wrench whose grip is tightened by pressure on the handle ORIGIN: DC Stillson (1830–99), US inventor …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stillson wrench — noun a large pipe wrench with L shaped adjustable jaws that tighten as pressure on the handle is increased • Hypernyms: ↑pipe wrench, ↑tube wrench * * * ˈstilsən noun Etymology: from Stillson, a trademark : a pipe wrench having an adjustable L… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stillson wrench — /ˈstɪlsən rɛntʃ/ (say stilsuhn rench) noun a pipe wrench with a pivoted adjustable jaw that grips pipes, etc., more tightly when pressure is exerted on the handle. {trademark; named after Daniel Chapman Stillson, 1830–99, US inventor} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Stillson wrench — /stil seuhn/, Trademark. a monkey wrench with a pivoted, adjustable jaw that grips pipes, bars, etc., more tightly when pressure is exerted on the handle. * * * …   Universalium

  • Stillson wrench — noun pipe wrench Syn: Stillsons …   Wiktionary

  • Stillson wrench — A very large heavy duty adjustable wrench …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Wrench — For other uses, see Wrench (disambiguation). A set of chrome vanadium metric wrenches, open at one end, box/ring at the other. This type is commonly known as a combination wrench. A wrench or spanner is a tool used to provide grip and mechanical… …   Wikipedia

  • Stillson — n. (in full Stillson wrench) a large wrench with jaws that tighten as pressure is increased. Etymology: D. C. Stillson, its inventor d. 1899 …   Useful english dictionary

  • wrench — [1] A device for removing nuts, bolts, and other fasteners. [2] A colloquial term for a mechanic or someone who is handy repairing engines. [3] To use a wrench tool. See adjustable wrench Allen wrench box wrench brake adjusting wrench brake… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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