Monkey Wrench Definition
A wrench with one movable jaw, adjusted by a screw to fit various sizes of a nut, etc.
Webster's New World
Something that disrupts.
He threw a monkey wrench into our plans.
A pipe wrench.
(idiomatic) A problem, obstacle or dilemma; something unexpected or troublesome.
Having a baby will add a monkey wrench to her routines.
Alternative form of monkey wrench.
Other Word Forms of Monkey Wrench
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Monkey Wrench
- throw a monkey wrench into
Origin of Monkey Wrench
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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