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monkey wrenchnoun [C]

us   /ˈmʌŋ·ki ˌrentʃ/
a tool that can be adjusted to hold or turn nuts and bolts (= metal fasteners that screw together) of different widths
(Definition of monkey wrench from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “monkey wrench”
in Chinese (Simplified) 活扳手,螺丝扳手…
in Chinese (Traditional) 活動扳手,螺絲扳手…
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