Stillson

['stɪls(ə)n]
noun a large wrench with jaws that tighten as torque is increased.
Origin
early 20th cent.: named after its American inventor Daniel C. Stillson.

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  • Stillson — n. (in full Stillson wrench) a large wrench with jaws that tighten as pressure is increased. Etymology: D. C. Stillson, its inventor d. 1899 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stillson — Still·son (stĭlʹsən) A trademark used for a monkey wrench having serrated jaws that tighten as pressure is applied to the handle. * * * …   Universalium

  • stillson — still·son …   English syllables

  • Stillson wrench — ☆ Stillson wrench [stil′sən ] [after Daniel Stillson, its U.S. inventor (1869)] trademark for a wrench having a ridged jaw that moves through a collar pivoted loosely to the shaft, used for turning pipes, etc.: the jaw tightens as pressure is… …   English World dictionary

  • Stillson wrench® — /stilˈsən rench or rensh/ noun An adjustable wrench whose grip is tightened by pressure on the handle ORIGIN: DC Stillson (1830–99), US inventor …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stillson wrench — Still son wrench A pipe wrench having an adjustable L shaped jaw piece sliding in a sleeve that is pivoted to, and loosely embraces, the handle. Pressure on the handle increases the grip. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stillson wrench — /ˈstɪlsən rɛntʃ/ (say stilsuhn rench) noun a pipe wrench with a pivoted adjustable jaw that grips pipes, etc., more tightly when pressure is exerted on the handle. {trademark; named after Daniel Chapman Stillson, 1830–99, US inventor} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Stillson wrench — noun a large pipe wrench with L shaped adjustable jaws that tighten as pressure on the handle is increased • Hypernyms: ↑pipe wrench, ↑tube wrench * * * ˈstilsən noun Etymology: from Stillson, a trademark : a pipe wrench having an adjustable L… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stillson wrench — /stil seuhn/, Trademark. a monkey wrench with a pivoted, adjustable jaw that grips pipes, bars, etc., more tightly when pressure is exerted on the handle. * * * …   Universalium

  • Stillson wrench — noun pipe wrench Syn: Stillsons …   Wiktionary

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