Pipe Wrench - Pipe Wrench in Different Languages

Pipe Wrench in Different Languages

In South Africa, the terms "bobbejaan spanner" and "baboon spanner" are commonly used{South African Concise Oxford Dictionary 2002 p124}, especially for large pipe wrenches. "Bobbejaan" is the Afrikaans term for a baboon.

In the UK these wrenches are often described by their size, i.e. 18" wrenches are known as "18s", or by the general name of "Stillies/stills".

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