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anchor bolt

any of several kinds of bolts inserted and fixed in masonry as a hold for timbers, shelves, etc.
Origin of anchor bolt
First recorded in 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The forms were removed by divers who loosened the anchor bolt wedges.

    Concrete Construction Halbert P. Gillette
  • The trouble is that that would not have been too good for the anchor bolt.

    Thin Edge Gordon Randall Garrett
  • The ship moved away from the asteroid and yawed around so that the "tail" was pointed toward the anchor bolt.

    Thin Edge Gordon Randall Garrett
Contemporary definitions for anchor bolt

a long, usu. L-shaped, bolt embedded in concrete or another strong material for the purpose of fastening to a foundation or other support

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in UK, 'through bolt''s 21st Century Lexicon
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