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 for hook wrench
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hook \Hook\ (h[oo^]k; 277), n. [OE. hok, AS. h[=o]c; cf. D.
     haak, G. hake, haken, OHG. h[=a]ko, h[=a]go, h[=a]ggo, Icel.
     haki, Sw. hake, Dan. hage. Cf. Arquebuse, Hagbut, Hake,
     Hatch a half door, Heckle.]
     1. A piece of metal, or other hard material, formed or bent
        into a curve or at an angle, for catching, holding, or
        sustaining anything; as, a hook for catching fish; a hook
        for fastening a gate; a boat hook, etc.
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     2. That part of a hinge which is fixed to a post, and on
        which a door or gate hangs and turns.
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     3. An implement for cutting grass or grain; a sickle; an
        instrument for cutting or lopping; a billhook.
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              Like slashing Bentley with his desperate hook.
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     4. (Steam Engin.) See Eccentric, and V-hook.
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     5. A snare; a trap. [R.] --Shak.
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     6. A field sown two years in succession. [Prov. Eng.]
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     7. pl. The projecting points of the thigh bones of cattle; --
        called also hook bones.
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     8. (Geog.) A spit or narrow cape of sand or gravel turned
        landward at the outer end; as, Sandy Hook in New Jersey.
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     9. (Sports) The curving motion of a ball, as in bowling or
        baseball, curving away from the hand which threw the ball;
        in golf, a curving motion in the direction of the golfer
        who struck the ball.
     10. (Computers) A procedure within the encoding of a computer
         program which allows the user to modify the program so as
         to import data from or export data to other programs.
     By hook or by crook, one way or other; by any means, direct
        or indirect. --Milton. "In hope her to attain by hook or
        crook." --Spenser.
     Off the hook, freed from some obligation or difficulty; as,
        to get off the hook by getting someone else to do the job.
     Off the hooks, unhinged; disturbed; disordered. [Colloq.]
        "In the evening, by water, to the Duke of Albemarle, whom
        I found mightly off the hooks that the ships are not gone
        out of the river." --Pepys.
     On one's own hook, on one's own account or responsibility;
        by one's self. [Colloq. U.S.] --Bartlett.
     To go off the hooks, to die. [Colloq.] --Thackeray.
     Bid hook, a small boat hook.
     Chain hook. See under Chain.
     Deck hook, a horizontal knee or frame, in the bow of a
        ship, on which the forward part of the deck rests.
     Hook and eye, one of the small wire hooks and loops for
        fastening together the opposite edges of a garment, etc.
     Hook bill (Zool.), the strongly curved beak of a bird.
     Hook ladder, a ladder with hooks at the end by which it can
        be suspended, as from the top of a wall.
     Hook motion (Steam Engin.), a valve gear which is reversed
        by V hooks.
     Hook squid, any squid which has the arms furnished with
        hooks, instead of suckers, as in the genera
        Enoploteuthis and Onychteuthis.
     Hook wrench, a wrench or spanner, having a hook at the end,
        instead of a jaw, for turning a bolthead, nut, or
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  hook wrench
      n 1: a wrench with a hook that fits over a nut or bolt head
           [syn: hook wrench, hook spanner]

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