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
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And among them was a pipe-wrench, a coupling or two, and a cutter.The Poor Little Rich Girl