from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A bolt shaped like the letter U, fitted with threads and a nut at each end.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A metal fixing in the shape of the letter U, which has a pin or screw bolt closure which fits across the two ends making a closed clamp
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bar of iron bent into the form of the letter U, fitted with a screw and nut at each end. It is used in car-building to form carriers and supports for brake-rods, chains, and other connections.
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Our plumber fastened it to the wall with a U-bolt.
Spires pushed Jesse down on a long sideways seat and locked his leg shackles to a U-bolt on the van floor.
The problem with the U-bolt is that it is at an angle to the sword, so the locknuts can't really get a good grip on the stick.
I need to decide if I want to try to make the U-bolt hold better or just drill a hole in the pommel for a lag bolt.
Down another street we locate Temo the Spring Man, who is occupied pounding a U-bolt into shape on an anvil, having softened the length of straight bolt to a glowing orange with heat from a simple charcoal forge.
Experts say the best defense from bike thieves is a heavy-duty U-bolt lock.
"We continue to encourage students to use U-bolt locks and to register their bikes with Transportation," he said.
"We encourage students to spend a little extra money and buy a U-bolt lock and to call the police if they see anything suspicious," Christofferson said.
According to Rush the U-bolt lock was not as essential compared to other possible measures both the University and students could be taking.
Student bicyclists were aware of potential theft problems and knew they were supposed to use U-bolt locks.
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