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pipe wrench

a tool having two toothed jaws, one fixed and the other free to grip pipes and other tubular objects when the tool is turned in one direction only.
Origin of pipe wrench
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Cowalczk and Lehman fitted the pipe wrench to the gear on the valve, and turned it.

    All Day September Roger Kuykendall
  • The Stillson pipe wrench is useful in turning studs, round rods, and pipes that cannot be turned by any other means.

    Aviation Engines

    Victor Wilfred Pag
  • "I was only fooling her," snarled Rafe, rubbing his injured shoulder, for Tom had the grip of a pipe wrench.

    Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp Annie Roe Carr
  • Cowalczk hit the shaft with the back of the pipe wrench, and it broke at the motor bearing.

    All Day September Roger Kuykendall
  • When he got to his office, he ordered a pot of coffee and made out a requisition for a pipe wrench.

    Wait for Weight Jack McKenty
  • The chain is then placed over the sprockets and a leverage equal to any pipe wrench is secured.

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