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 History of this Word

"spanner" is from "spanner" (winding tool), "spannen" (to stretch),spoken by people of Germany
which is from "spannan", spoken by people in the south of Germany about 700-1100 A.D.

"drive" is from "drifan" (push,), spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.

"head" is from "headfod", spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.

"snake" is from "snaca",spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.

"eye" is from "eage", spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.

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grammar is noun

"spanner drive" is a type of drive

Definition

spanner drive illustration Larger part on one end of a screw or bolt with small holes. Can not be rotated with most tools. Designed to only mesh with a special driver. Material, exact size and shape can be changed.

Examples of how the word is used

spanner drive illustration Spanner head stainless steel machine screws for mounting on standard electrical box discourage unauthorized attempts to remove plate.
spanner drive illustration Most manufacturers use a security type fastener, either spanner head or security Torx head screws