American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A bolt having a ring fitted through its eye.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ships, a metallic bolt with an eye to which is fitted a ring.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An eyebolt having a ring through the eye.
- ring + bolt (Wiktionary)
“There was a length of sunbleached rope tied to a ringbolt set in one corner of the cement.”
“Koyanagi had struck his hip on a ringbolt in the rush to abandon ship.”
“Jordas put up at a quiet old inn, and had Saracen chained strongly to a ringbolt in the stable; then he set off afoot to see”
“Then they lifted the shaft and fastened it to the ringbolt in the footplate.”
“Still more significantly, its angle, here where it was bent through a huge ringbolt, slanted noticeably off the vertical.”
“Before you could say "Jack Robinson," the whip was down and the purchase in the top; then, the standing part of the tackle was made fast to the yard pendant and the spar swayed up, as the men walked away with the fall, which was rove through a snatchblock hooked on to a ringbolt fixed in the deck and led to the capstan.”
“The oars were at once tossed, while the bowman gripped a projecting ringbolt in the side of the hulk with his boathook to hold on by; and the other cadets and myself, jumping out on to the ladderway, made our way nimbly enough up to the deck of the mastless _Blake_, passing over her by a gangway to the _Candahar_ that lay on her further side.”
“It took three of them to haul the creature aboard, where it was fastened to a ringbolt on deck for the first stage of its journey to the Zoo.”
“For my part, as soon as I had let the foresail run, I threw myself flat on deck, with my feet against the narrow gunwale of the bow, and with my hands grasping a ringbolt near the foot of the foremast.”
“I thought at length that he comprehended my design -- but, whether this was the case or not, he shook his head despairingly, and refused to move from his station by the ringbolt.”
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