a wrench having a V-shaped pair of serrated jaws set at right angles to the shank for turning cylindrical or irregularly shaped parts.
Why Are Avocados Also Called Alligator Pears?As you munch on guacamole and chips, chew on the etymology of the humble avocado. Its many names are as wacky as the fruit is yummy.
Origin of alligator wrench
First recorded in 1935–40
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