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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)


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