spring lock washer

A toothed, spring steel washer used as a locking device. Also see helical spring lock washer

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • helical spring lock washer — A locking device for threaded fasteners …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • lock washer — also See helical spring lock washer spring lock washer …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • spring lock — See helical spring lock washer …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • lock washer — noun washer that prevents a nut from loosening • Syn: ↑lockring, ↑lock ring • Hypernyms: ↑washer * * * noun : a washer (as a spring washer or a tooth lock washer) placed underneath a nut or screwhead to prevent loosening * * * a washer placed… …   Useful english dictionary

  • washer — A flat disc with a hole in the center. It may be made of metal, rubber, plastic, or leather. It is often placed under a nut to even out pressure and prevent damage to the part on which it rests. See bridge washer crush washer cup washer dish… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • lock — [1] A fastening device which closes and opens by the use of a key. [2] A steering term describing the amount by which the wheels of a vehicle are able to turn. See steering lock and lock to lock. [3] An obstruction such as a air lock or vapor… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • spring — A device on the suspension system to cushion and absorb shocks and bumps and to keep the vehicle level on turns. After the stress or pressure exerted by the flexing of the spring has been removed, the spring returns to its original state. The… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Washer (hardware) — Assorted washers: flat, split, star and insulated A washer is a thin plate (typically disk shaped) with a hole (typically in the middle) that is normally used to distribute the load of a threaded fastener, such as a screw or nut. Other uses are… …   Wikipedia

  • spring washer — noun : an elastic washer; especially : a strong flat spiral spring of one or two turns that is sharp edged at the ends and used as a nut locking device compare lock washer …   Useful english dictionary

  • washer — washerless, adj. /wosh euhr, waw sheuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that washes. 2. See washing machine. 3. a flat ring or perforated piece of leather, rubber, metal, etc., used to give tightness to a joint, to prevent leakage, to distribute… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.