bolt and nut

A pair of objects with matching screw threads. When either the bolt or the nut is turned, it moves with great force. Often used as fixing devices. The nut is the circular piece that looks like a ring with threads on the inside hole. The bolt is the shaft with threads.
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  • Bolt and nut — Bolt Bolt, n. [AS. bolt; akin to Icel. bolti, Dan. bolt, D. bout, OHG. bolz, G. bolz, bolzen; of uncertain origin.] 1. A shaft or missile intended to be shot from a crossbow or catapult, esp. a short, stout, blunt headed arrow; a quarrel; an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bolt — Bolt, n. [AS. bolt; akin to Icel. bolti, Dan. bolt, D. bout, OHG. bolz, G. bolz, bolzen; of uncertain origin.] 1. A shaft or missile intended to be shot from a crossbow or catapult, esp. a short, stout, blunt headed arrow; a quarrel; an arrow, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bolt auger — Bolt Bolt, n. [AS. bolt; akin to Icel. bolti, Dan. bolt, D. bout, OHG. bolz, G. bolz, bolzen; of uncertain origin.] 1. A shaft or missile intended to be shot from a crossbow or catapult, esp. a short, stout, blunt headed arrow; a quarrel; an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nut — [1] A fastening device that is somewhat doughnut shaped with a number of flat surfaces on the outer rim and threads on the inner hole. Also see ball and nut ball worm and nut bolt and nut butterfly nut cap nut captive nut castellated nut castle… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Bolt-on neck — is a method of guitar (or similar stringed instrument) construction that involves joining a guitar neck and body using screws as opposed to glue as with set in neck joints. The term is a misnomer, introduced mostly by Fender whose guitars… …   Wikipedia

  • Nut (hardware) — A nut threaded onto a bolt A nut is a type of hardware fastener with a threaded hole. Nuts are almost always used opposite a mating bolt to fasten a stack of parts together. The two partners are kept together by a combination of their threads… …   Wikipedia

  • bolt — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German bolz crossbow bolt, and perhaps to Lithuanian beldėti to beat Date: before 12th century 1. a. a shaft or missile designed to be shot from a crossbow or catapult;… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nut — noun 1 food ADJECTIVE ▪ cashew, macadamia, pistachio, etc. ▪ chopped, mixed, salted ▪ tree (esp. AmE) …   Collocations dictionary

  • bolt hook — noun Etymology: bolt (I) : a hook having a screw and nut so that it can be used like a bolt …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nut — (n[u^]t), n. [OE. nute, note, AS. hnutu; akin to D. noot, G. nuss, OHG. nuz, Icel. hnot, Sw. n[ o]t, Dan. n[ o]d.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) The fruit of certain trees and shrubs (as of the almond, walnut, hickory, beech, filbert, etc.),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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