wing nut

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Wingnuts: nuts with wing-like projections.

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wing + nut

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wing nut ‎(plural wing nuts)

  1. A nut with wing-like projections to provide leverage in turning with thumb and forefinger.
  2. (slang) One who advocates extreme measures or changes; a radical.

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