a person or thing that spans.
Also called spanner wrench. a wrench having a curved head with a hook or pin at one end for engaging notches or holes in collars, certain kinds of nuts, etc.
Compare pin wrench.
Chiefly British. a wrench, especially one with fixed jaws.
a steel hand tool with a handle carrying jaws or a hole of particular shape designed to grip a nut or bolt head
(Brit, informal) a source of impediment or annoyance (esp in the phrase throw a spanner in the works)
adjective 1. brand-new. adjective 1. (archaic or dialect) absolutely new
noun 1. the distance between the tip of the thumb and the tip of the little finger when the hand is fully extended. 2. a unit of length corresponding to this distance, commonly taken as 9 inches (23 cm). 3. a distance, amount, piece, etc., of this length or of some small extent: a span […]
- Spanning tree algorithm
An IEEE 802.1 standard under consideration which will provide distributed routing over multiple LANs connected by bridges.
- Span of apprehension
noun 1. (psychol) the maximum number of objects that can be correctly assessed after a brief presentation