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Meaning of spanner

span•ner

Pronunciation: (span'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that spans.
  2. Also calleda 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. Cf.
  3. a wrench, esp. one with fixed jaws.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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