box wrench

box wrench
A tool designed to secure or remove a bolt or nut. Each end of the wrench fits around the bolt head or nut. British term for "ring spanner." In contrast, see open end wrench.

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • box wrench — n. a wrench with a completely enclosed head, used to hold and turn nuts and bolts: see WRENCH …   English World dictionary

  • box wrench — box′ wrench n. bui a wrench having ends that surround the nut or head of a bolt …   From formal English to slang

  • box wrench — noun a wrench with a closed loop (a socket) that fits over a nut or bolt head • Syn: ↑box end wrench • Hypernyms: ↑wrench, ↑spanner • Part Meronyms: ↑socket * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • box wrench — a wrench having ends that surround the nut or head of a bolt. See illus. under wrench. * * * …   Universalium

  • 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

  • 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

  • wrench — Synonyms and related words: Allen wrench, Stillson wrench, abrade, abrasion, ache, aching, acute pain, adjustable wrench, alligator wrench, anamorphism, anamorphosis, asymmetry, badger, bark, belie, bend, bite, blackmail, blemish, bloody, blow,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • box end wrench — noun a wrench with a closed loop (a socket) that fits over a nut or bolt head • Syn: ↑box wrench • Hypernyms: ↑wrench, ↑spanner • Part Meronyms: ↑socket …   Useful english dictionary

  • box spanner — noun : box wrench * * * box spanner, Especially British. a box wrench …   Useful english dictionary

  • box-end wrench — another term for box wrench …   Useful english dictionary

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