Allen key

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Allen key

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Allen wrench

n
(Tools) an L-shaped tool consisting of a rod having a hexagonal cross section, used to turn a screw (Allen screw) with a hexagonal recess in the head. A different size of key is required for each size of screw

Allen key

allen wrench
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Allen key

[ˈælənˌkiː] Allen wrench (US) [ˈælənˌrentʃ] Nllave f (de) Allen
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