Euphemistic swear word, used to avoid giving offence, especially when need arises to curse in front of children.

Derived from the idiom that when something goes wrong it is known as 'throwing a spanner in the works".
SPANNERS!
by Lord Lucan September 04, 2010
A person person who is a complete fucking muppet, or a retard.
You mate, are a complete fu'kin spanner. Youre one apple short of an orchard.
by Dave September 25, 2003
Someone who's a tool
You're such a bloody spanner
by el January 07, 2005
1. noun: someone who really fucks things up - derived from the term "spanner in the works".
Dude, if you weren't such a spanner, things'd still be alright now.
by Ryan Paine December 27, 2007
Spanner wrench - a special wrench used in the fire service to assist in decoupling fire hoses.
Yo.. Rookie.. get the spanner off the engine.
by Craig October 21, 2003
The geeky kid at school who stank of chip fat and grime, came from a poor family and had the social skills of a dead skunk, yet was completely convinced that everyone was his mate. Popularized by Ringo Starr in the film That'll Be The Day (1973).
That Lee Martin's a right spanner.
by Doll Revolution July 11, 2003
A particularly lengthy turd which stretches from one end of the bowl to the other.
I dropped a spanner in Julie's toilet at her party, but when I flushed it bent in half and plugged the bowl how embarassing!
by FIATC January 30, 2009

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