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bolt1 to attach or secure with or as though with a bolt. [1/14 definitions]
clevis a U-shaped piece of metal attached to a rod or chain, with a hole for a pin or bolt, and used to attach one object to another in order to pull it.
cotter a metal fastener, such as a pin, bolt, or wedge, that is fitted in a slot. [1/2 definitions]
countersink to enlarge the top portion of (a hole) so that the inserted head of a bolt, screw, or the like does not protrude above the surface. [2/4 definitions]
fag a remnant or remainder, such as the end of a bolt of cloth; fag end. [1/4 definitions]
fishplate a flat metal or wooden plate used to bolt together the abutting ends of timbers, beams, railroad rails, and the like.
kingbolt a large, vertical, main bolt, used esp. for joining the front axle and wheels to the body of a wagon or other vehicle.
kingpin a strong vertical pin or bolt that serves as a pivot; kingbolt. [1/3 definitions]
lag screw a heavy wood screw with a hexagonal or square bolt head that is turned by a wrench.
latch a fastening or lock, as for a door, with a bar or bolt that falls or slides into a catch, slot, or hole. [1/2 definitions]
lug2 a large nut that fits on a large bolt, or a nut that has an opening at only one end; lug nut. [1/2 definitions]
nut a usu. square or hexagonal piece of metal, plastic, or other material that has a spirally grooved hole into which a bolt fits. [1/7 definitions]
pawl a pivoting lever or tongue, or a sliding bolt, that is made to catch in the notches of a ratchet wheel to prevent backward motion or assist forward motion.
pintle an upright pin or bolt on which another part pivots, used esp. in towing devices.
punch2 a tool used to drive a rivet, bolt, or the like in or out of a hole. [1/3 definitions]
remnant a section of fabric, carpeting, or the like that remains on the bolt after the rest has been sold. [1/4 definitions]
ringbolt a bolt with a ring through the eye at its head.
screw a rod or bolt carrying a helical thread to engage a threaded hole, used as a fastener or as a device to apply mechanical energy, as to tighten a clamp or lift a jack. [1/17 definitions]
selvage the plate of a lock through which a bolt moves. [1/3 definitions]
socket wrench a box wrench with a rounded socket that fits over a nut or bolt of a particular size and shape.
spring lock a lock in which a spring automatically shoots the bolt.