[oh-puh n-end]

Origin of open-end

First recorded in 1905–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for open-end

Historical Examples of open-end

  • Open-end wrench for use in removing taper lugs from terminals.

  • The thought of the observation car, with its open-end vestibule gave Jane a little shiver.

    Jane Allen: Center

    Edith Bancroft

  • Joe could count up to any number now, and he seemed actually to understand the open-end nature of our system of enumeration.

    The Test Colony

    Winston Marks