kingbolt

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From king +‎ bolt.

Noun[edit]

kingbolt (plural kingbolts)

  1. The main bolt of a structure, especially the bolt in a motor vehicle that links the chassis to the axle, providing the steering pivot.
    • 1968, Charles Portis, True Grit:
      He come at me with a kingbolt and said, ‘Rooster, I am going to punch that other eye out.’

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