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
Words nearby pipe wrench
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Example sentences from the Web for pipe wrench
And among them was a pipe-wrench, a coupling or two, and a cutter.The Poor Little Rich Girl|Eleanor Gates