a spanner having a torque-limiting mechanism which can be set to a predetermined value
noun 1. a wrench having a dial or other indicator showing the amount of torque being applied. torque wrench noun 1. a type of wrench with a gauge attached to indicate the torque applied to the workpiece
noun 1. Mechanics. something that produces or tends to produce torsion or rotation; the moment of a force or system of forces tending to cause rotation. 2. Machinery. the measured ability of a rotating element, as of a gear or shaft, to overcome turning resistance. 3. Optics. the rotational effect on plane-polarized light passing through […]
noun 1. a unit of pressure, being the pressure necessary to support a column of mercury one millimeter high at 0°C and standard gravity, equal to 1333.2 microbars. noun (pl) torr 1. a unit of pressure equal to one millimetre of mercury (133.322 newtons per square metre)
noun 1. the site of a Lower Paleolithic hunting and butchering station east of Madrid, in the province of Soria, Spain, characterized by butchered elephant remains, stone hand axes, cleavers, and scrapers, and rare pieces of worked wood.
noun 1. a city in SW California, SW of Los Angeles. noun 1. a city in SW California, southwest of Los Angeles: developed rapidly with the discovery of oil. Pop: 142 621 (2003 est)