Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tool having one jaw movable and the other relatively fixed, the two being so shaped as to bite together when placed on a pipe and rotated in one direction around it.

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Examples

  • Would it also be totally meta to beat Jeremy Piven to death with a pipe-wrench?

    REAL LIFE ARI SIGNS REAL LIFE VINCE

  • It usually involves a raised pipe-wrench and and a slightly hysterical request for the unfortunate to tell me who's the fairest of them all.

    Brian Coleman: Crying "Fire!" and "Taxi!" In Crowded Theatre

  • And among them was a pipe-wrench, a coupling or two, and a cutter.

    The Poor Little Rich Girl

  • He shouldered a pick and shovel, took a hammer and a pipe-wrench from the tool-house, and returned to

    Chapter XXVII

  • Dropping the hammer and pipe-wrench, but retaining pick and shovel, he climbed up the slide to where a vague line of outputting but mostly soil-covered rock could be seen.

    Chapter XXVII

  • The work he did himself, though more than once he was forced to call in Dede to hold tight with a pipe-wrench.

    Chapter XXV

  • There is a lot of fun to be had in watching D'Arbo bust some petty crime before working his confidence up to take on Bacon and his collection of goons, mainly because he doesn't so much subdue the criminals, it is more like smashing them across the face with a pipe-wrench.

    Twitch

  • Why is it that no one has beaten this school administrator in the head with a pipe-wrench?

    MetaFilter

  • Plumber shows up and says "I can't fix your sink because my pipe-wrench isn't a

    Rob Conery's Blog

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