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Definition of Wrench

Wrench
Wrench Wrench (r[e^]nch), n. [OE. wrench deceit, AS. wrenc deceit, a twisting; akin to G. rank intrigue, crookedness, renken to bend, twist, and E. wring. [root]144. See Wring, and cf. Ranch, v. t.] 1. Trick; deceit; fraud; stratagem. [Obs.] His wily wrenches thou ne mayst not flee. --Chaucer. 2. A violent twist, or a pull with twisting. He wringeth them such a wrench. --Skelton. The injurious effect upon biographic literature of all such wrenches to the truth, is diffused everywhere. --De Quincey. 3. A sprain; an injury by twisting, as in a joint. 4. Means; contrivance. [Obs.] --Bacon. 5. An instrument, often a simple bar or lever with jaws or an angular orifice either at the end or between the ends, for exerting a twisting strain, as in turning bolts, nuts, screw taps, etc.; a screw key. Many wrenches have adjustable jaws for grasping nuts, etc., of different sizes. 6. (Mech.) The system made up of a force and a couple of forces in a plane perpendicular to that force. Any number of forces acting at any points upon a rigid body may be compounded so as to be equivalent to a wrench. Carriage wrench, a wrench adapted for removing or tightening the nuts that confine the wheels on the axles, or for turning the other nuts or bolts of a carriage or wagon. Monkey wrench. See under Monkey. Wrench hammer, a wrench with the end shaped so as to admit of being used as a hammer.
Wrench
Wrench Wrench, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wrenched; p. pr. & vb. n. Wrenching.] [OE. wrenchen, AS. wrencan to deceive, properly, to twist, from wrenc guile, deceit, a twisting. ????. See Wrench, n.] 1. To pull with a twist; to wrest, twist, or force by violence. Wrench his sword from him. --Shak. Forthwith this frame of mine was wrenched With a woeful agony. --Coleridge. 2. To strain; to sprain; hence, to distort; to pervert. You wrenched your foot against a stone. --Swift.

Meaning of Wrench from wikipedia

- pipe wrench. In Turkey, wrench is most commonly called "English wrench", "froglet wrench" or "adjustable wrench". In North American English, wrench is the...
- torque wrench is a tool used to apply a specific torque to a fastener such as a nut, bolt, or lag ****. It is usually in the form of a socket wrench with...
- A monkey wrench is a type of smooth-jawed adjustable wrench, a 19th century American refinement of 18th-century English coach wrenches. It was widely...
- A wrench or spanner is a type of hand tool. Wrench may also refer to: Wrench (comics), a fictional character in the Marvel Universe The Wrench, a 1978...
- A socket wrench (or socket spanner) is a type of spanner (or wrench in North American English) that uses a closed socket format, rather than a typical...
- A pipe wrench is any of several types of wrench that are designed to turn threaded pipe and pipe ****ings for ****embly (tightening) or dis****embly (loosening)...
- The Wrench, published in the U.S. under the title of The Monkey's Wrench, is a novel by Primo Levi that takes the form a collection of interconnected stories...
- spanners in millimeter (mm) values. Older British and current US spanners (wrenches) have inch sizes that are imprinted in intermediate sizes in fractions...
- monkey wrench in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. A monkey wrench is a type of adjustable spanner. Monkey wrench may also refer to: Pipe wrench, often...
- Wes Wrench and Grady Numbers, mostly known as Mr. Wrench and Mr. Numbers, are fictional characters of the FX television series Fargo, most prominently...