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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).

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