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pipe wrench

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noun
  1. 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.
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Origin of pipe wrench

First recorded in 1885–90
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Historical Examples

  • And among them was a pipe-wrench, a coupling or two, and a cutter.

    The Poor Little Rich Girl

    Eleanor Gates