Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A square or cylindrical piece of iron, with a knob or flat head at one end and a screw at the other.

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Examples

  • The gun is to be run in, in the direction required to bring the muzzle under the housing-bolt, and the breech under the hole bored in the deck to receive the screw-bolt of the upper block of the breech-purchase.

    Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy. 1866. Fourth edition.

  • I inquired, picking up a rusty screw-bolt at my feet.

    The Broad Highway

  • During the short period of one tide all that could further be done for their security was to put a single screw-bolt through the great kneed bats or stanchions on each side of the beams, and screw the nut home.

    Records of a Family of Engineers

  • During the short period of one tide all that could further be done for their security was to put a single screw-bolt through the great kneed bats or stanchions on each side of the beams, and screw the nut home.

    Records of a Family of Engineers

  • He superadded to these precautions that of a long screw-bolt, which he brought out of his pocket, and which he screwed on to the staple in such a manner as to render it impossible to withdraw it, or open the door, unless by breaking it down.

    Woodstock

  • He superadded to these precautions that of a long screw-bolt, which he brought out of his pocket, and which he screwed on to the staple in such a manner as to render it impossible to withdraw it, or open the door, unless by breaking it down.

    Woodstock; or, the Cavalier

  • The garden and workrooms swarmed with labourers and workmen ” smiths and carpenters speeding to and fro between the forge and the forty-foot machinery; and so incessant was the vigilance of Herschel, that not a screw-bolt in the whole apparatus was fixed except under his eye.

    The Story of the Herschels

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