spanner

  • Egmont

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    "Spanner," in the sense of a tool used to tighten nuts and other fittings, is BE only. So is this expression.

    In AE that tool is called a wrench. That word wouldn't be used in this way, though "idiot" and "tool" could be.
     
    < Previous | Next >
    Top