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anchor bolt

noun
1.
any of several kinds of bolts inserted and fixed in masonry as a hold for timbers, shelves, etc.
Origin of anchor bolt
1870-1875
First recorded in 1870-75
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Examples from the Web for anchor bolt
Historical Examples
  • 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
noun

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

Usage Note

in UK, 'through bolt'

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