Meaning of “monkey wrench” in the English Dictionary


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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

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