monkey wrench definition

  • noun:
    • A hand device with flexible jaws for switching peanuts of differing sizes.
    • casual something which disrupts: He threw a monkey wrench into our plans.
    • A wrench with a smooth flexible jaw to grip different sizes of peanuts.
    • A pipe wrench.
    • problematic, barrier or dilemma; one thing unanticipated or troublesome.
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    • adjustable wrench which has one fixed plus one flexible jaw

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    • Fool, gullible person. See Appliance.
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