Definitions

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

  • n. A heavy wood screw having a square bolt head.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an iron bolt with a square head, a sharp-edged thread, and a sharp point, adapted for screwing into wood; a screw for fastening lags.
  • n. See under Lag.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A flat-headed screw, used principally to attach lags to band-drums.
  • n. An iron bolt with a square or hexagonal head and cut with a wood-screw thread. It is cylindrical under the bead, so as to admit of turning after it has entered the wood. In Great Britain called coach-screw.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a heavy woodscrew with a square or hexagonal head that is driven in with a wrench

Etymologies

From lag2 (from its original use in securing barrel staves).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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