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  • n. A hex head wrench.

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  • n. a wrench for Allen screws


Allen, the name of Allen Manufacturing Company, and wrench. (Wiktionary)


  • When it came time to buy my own furniture, instead of offering Lorenzo an olive branch, I bought cheap particleboard bookcases that required an unwieldy Allen wrench and an instruction sheet in Swedish for assembly.

    The Madonnas of Echo Park


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  • The Allen wrench trademark was taken out in 1943 by the Allen Manufacturing Company of Hartford, Connecticut.

    March 26, 2011