• Wrench Definition & Synonyms
- (v. t.) Trick; deceit; fraud; stratagem.
- (v. t.) The system made up of a force and a couple of forces in a plane perpendicular to that force. Any number of forces acting at any points upon a rigid body may be compounded so as to be equivalent to a wrench.
- (n.) To pull with a twist; to wrest, twist, or force by violence.
- (n.) To strain; to sprain; hence, to distort; to pervert.
- (v. t.) A violent twist, or a pull with twisting.
- (v. t.) A sprain; an injury by twisting, as in a joint.
- (v. t.) An instrument, often a simple bar or lever with jaws or an angular orifice either at the end or between the ends, for exerting a twisting strain, as in turning bolts, nuts, screw taps, etc.; a screw key. Many wrenches have adjustable jaws for grasping nuts, etc., of different sizes.
- (v. t.) Means; contrivance.
• Wrenching Definition & Synonyms
- (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wrench