Translation of "spanner" - English-German dictionary

spanner

noun /ˈspӕnə/

a type of tool used for tightening or loosening nuts, bolts etc.

der Schraubenschlüßel
throw a spanner in the works

to frustrate or ruin (a plan, system etc)

jemandem Knüppel zwischen die Beine werfen
A bug in the software really threw a spanner in the works.

(Translation of “spanner” from the PASSWORD English–German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)