how to pronounce spanner


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spanner is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of spanner


  1. One who, or that which, spans.
  2. A hand tool shaped like a small crank handle, for winding the spring of a wheel lock on a musket.
  3. A stupid or unintelligent person; one prone to making mistakes, especially in language.
  4. A device in early steam engines for moving the valves for the alternate admission and shutting off of the steam.
  5. A hand tool for adjusting nuts and bolts; a wrench.
  6. A problem, dilemma or obstacle; something unexpected or troublesome (in the phrase spanner in the works).

spanner frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word spanner occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics spanner can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that spanner can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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