15 Quirky British Terms for Common Home Improvement Items


spannerAfrica Studio/ShutterstockThe Brits call it a spanner, the Americans call it a wrench. But whichever you prefer, it’s also interchangeable with other similar tools, such as the box-end wrench (ring spanner) and the flare-nut or tube wrench (crow’s foot spanner).

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