American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A vertical bolt that joins the body of a wagon or other vehicle to its front axle and usually acts as a pivot. Also called kingpin.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A large bolt connecting the fore part of a carriage with the fore axle. The axle rotates about it as a joint “when the carriage is turned.
- A large bolt which passes through the truck and body-bolsters and center-plates of a carbody and the center of a truck.
- Also kiny-pin.
- n. An iron rod in a roof- or bridge-truss, used in place of a king-post to prevent the inclined members from allowing an increase of the distance between the tie and the compression pieces.
- n. The main bolt of a structure, especially the bolt in a motor vehicle that links the chassis to the axle, providing the steering pivot.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A vertical iron bolt, by which the forward axle and wheels of a vehicle or the trucks of a railroad car are connected with the other parts.
- n. bolt that provides a steering joint in a motor vehicle
- king + bolt (Wiktionary)
“He repaired the kingbolt, but what the watch gained in one way it lost in another.”
“To tell the plain truth, I had no idea what the kingbolt was, but I did not choose to appear ignorant to a stranger.”
“The party drank considerable, and when the emigrants got under the influence of the whisky the brethren attacked them and knocked the brains out of two with the kingbolt of a wagon.”
“De kingbolt done gone clean in two!" said Luke, and Robelia repeated the news explosively.”
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