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Definition of Wrench


  1. Trick; deceit; fraud; stratagem.
  2. A violent twist, or a pull with twisting.
  3. A sprain; an injury by twisting, as in a joint.
  4. Means; contrivance.
  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. 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.
  7. To pull with a twist; to wrest, twist, or force by violence.
  8. To strain; to sprain; hence, to distort; to pervert.
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Wrench Translations

wrench in Afrikaans is sleutel
wrench in Dutch is sleutel
wrench in Italian is chiave
wrench in Latin is extorqueo
wrench in Portuguese is chave
wrench in Swedish is rycka, skiftnyckel