from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A bolt having a ring fitted through its eye.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An eyebolt that has a ring through the eye.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An eyebolt having a ring through the eye.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ships, a metallic bolt with an eye to which is fitted a ring.


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.

    Sea of Thunder

  • 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

    Mary Anerley

  • 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.

    Exodus From The Long Sun

  • 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.

    Crown and Anchor Under the Pen'ant

  • 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.

    Crown and Anchor Under the Pen'ant

  • 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.

    Dick in the Everglades

  • 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.

    Elson Grammar School Literature v4

  • 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.

    Elson Grammar School Literature v4

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