Blend of pliers + wrench
plench (plural plenches)
- A tool combining features of pliers and wrench, for use in microgravity.
- 1964, Popular Science (April 1964, page 115)
- The plench produces sufficient torque to move a nut, but doesn't pass on torque to the astronaut. External torque to move socket wrench is produced by squeezing the handles.