• Spanner Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) A contrivance in some of the ealier steam engines for moving the valves for the alternate admission and shutting off of the steam.
- (n.) An iron instrument having a jaw to fit a nut or the head of a bolt, and used as a lever to turn it with; a wrench; specifically, a wrench for unscrewing or tightening the couplings of hose.
- (n.) One who, or that which, spans.
- (n.) The lock of a fusee or carbine; also, the fusee or carbine itself.