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bobbejaan spanner, noun phrase

Forms:
Also bobiaan-spanner.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Partial translation of Afrikaans bobbejaansleutel, monkey-wrench (tool patented by C. Moncky), bobbejaan baboon, monkey + sleutel wrench, spanner.
A monkey-wrench or shifting spanner.
1961 D. Bee Children of Yesterday 229Nigel put down the bobbejaan spanner and mopped his brow...‘I understand this machinery, Oom.’
1989 J. Evans in Personality 29 May 15Woe betide anyone who sneaks into the pound at the dead of night with a bobbejaan spanner to make a quick adjustment.
A monkey-wrench or shifting spanner.

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