box wrench


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box wrench

n.
A wrench having a closed, ringlike end designed to fit over a nut or bolt.

box′ wrench`


n.
a wrench having ends that surround the nut or head of a bolt.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.box wrench - a wrench with a closed loop (a socket) that fits over a nut or bolt headbox wrench - a wrench with a closed loop (a socket) that fits over a nut or bolt head
socket - receptacle where something (a pipe or probe or end of a bone) is inserted
spanner, wrench - a hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt
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Tenders are invited for Round Handle Deep Offset Box Wrench.
The Combat Optic Tool Optimized has a 3/8-inch and 10mm box wrench that will work with LaRue Tactical and Aimpoint 3X Twist mounts, as well as a 1/2-inch open face wrench for Leupold, Badger Ordnance, Warne and other 1/2-inch cross-bolt mounts.
Open-end wrenches provide gripping power on two sides of the head with another side open so the wrench can be placed on a nut, which might not be accessible to a closed or box wrench.