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pipe wrench

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pipe wrench adjustable wrench for gripping and turning a pipe; has two serrated jaws that are adjusted to grip the pipe
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pipe wrench a jawed tool for gripping a pipe, in turning or holding it.
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Usage

In literature:

He shouldered a pick and shovel, took a hammer and a pipe-wrench from the tool-house, and returned to Dede on the porch.
"Burning Daylight" by Jack London
And among them was a pipe-wrench, a coupling or two, and a cutter.
"The Poor Little Rich Girl" by Eleanor Gates
He had intended to wrench the thin pipe away, when his groping, trembling fingers stumbled on the outlet cock.
"Pee-wee Harris on the Trail" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Lehman, hand me that pipe wrench!
"All Day September" by Roger Kuykendall
The pipe-tongs and wrench were needed to turn the couplings.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
When he got to his office, he ordered a pot of coffee and made out a requisition for a pipe wrench.
"Wait for Weight" by Jack McKenty
He gripped the cat by the neck and shoulders, gave a wrench and pulled him away from the pipe.
"Army Boys in France" by Homer Randall
Pipe Wrench and Cutter.
"Scientific American, Vol. XXXIX.--No. 24. [New Series.], December 14, 1878" by Various
At least two pipe wrenches are needed and they should be adjustable from one-quarter-inch up to two-inch pipe.
"Farm Mechanics" by Herbert A. Shearer
He then threw the four cans on the bed, wrenched off the gas-brackets and set fire to the gas at the ends of the broken pipes.
"The Weird Sisters, Volume III (of 3)" by Richard Dowling
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In news:

The suspect was threatening civilians with a pipe wrench, police said.
Noah Addis/For The Star-Ledger Camden police arrested a woman for allegedly beating her aunt with a pipe wrench .
Noah Addis/For The Star-Ledger Camden police arrested a woman for allegedly beating her aunt with a pipe wrench.
Leroy Mize of Oskaloosa takes old pipe wrenches and turns them into works of art that look like grasshoppers .
A garage on Drake Street, where a pipe wrench was stolen.
General Tools 10-inch Hawk one-hand ratcheting pipe wrench.
Screwdriver, pipe wrenches, adjustable wrench, tools for cutting use two pipe wrenches to disconnect both with a pipe wrench .
Reciprocating saw, two pipe wrenches (14-inch wrenches are a good choice), groove firm tightening using a pipe wrench Prep Shut off water.
I am the head busted open with the pipe wrench, the one written about in the police briefs on grey paper that will yellow soon and curl at the edges like a new rug, looking by most standards old and quite familiar.
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