Definitions

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

  • n. A bolt having a looped head designed to receive a hook or rope.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A bolt with a looped head, or an opening in the head.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A bolt with a looped head, or an opening in the head.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bolt having an eye or ring at one end.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • To lock up his family's baby carriage in the common hallway, he hammered a steel plate and eyebolt into the base of the wall just outside his front door.

    Serving That Uptown Sound

  • An eyebolt had been screwed into a stud inside the wall just above the bed, about three inches below the ceiling.

    The Hanging Tree

  • He reached in and pulled the next section toward him, and, when it was out, Cork saw that an eyebolt had been screwed into the backside, which would allow it to be removed easily from the other side of the wall.

    Vermilion Drift

  • By attaching this turnbuckle to an eye-bolt that was put through the sill beam and clamped down with a nut and a large washer on the outside, and attaching one end of a big cable to the other, with the cable stretching to another eyebolt running through the opposite sill beam, I could crank the thing around and shorten the cable, pulling the barn together, I figured.

    Dave Lindorff: Thoughts on Saving an Old Barn

  • Eureka! by chaining patients to a eyebolt set in a concrete wall in a dark, cold setting, by denying them food, they lose weight rapidly!

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • So, I took the food from the servant who was chained to the eyebolt in the basement.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • Lock bikes anywhere along the eyebolt between the anchors.

    Boing Boing: August 6, 2006 - August 12, 2006 Archives

  • With the eyebolt through both anchors, neither one will turn.

    Boing Boing: August 6, 2006 - August 12, 2006 Archives

  • Run a 3-foot long eyebolt through both eyes; padlock the eyebolt to one of the eyes so that the bolt is now locked through both anchors and can't be removed.

    Boing Boing: August 6, 2006 - August 12, 2006 Archives

  • To prevent any forward movement of her head, her neck was now immobilized by a locked leather collar that was fastened by a horizontal rope leading to an eyebolt in the back of the cabinet.

    The Secret Life of Houdini

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