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[ahy-bohlt] /ˈaɪˌboʊlt/
a bolt having a ring-shaped head.
Origin of eyebolt
First recorded in 1760-70; eye + bolt1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • On board the Swash all was well—not a rope-yarn had parted, or an eyebolt drawn.

    Jack Tier or The Florida Reef James Fenimore Cooper
  • The tension of the blade is secured by a piece of wire, an eyebolt and a thumb nut, connecting the rear ends of the arms as shown.

  • Harry reached out, grasped it with one hand, and pulled it toward him, guiding it toward the eyebolt.

    Thin Edge Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Turnbuckle—A form of wire-tightener, consisting of a barrel into each end of which is screwed an eyebolt.

  • Securing the lashing to an eyebolt, inward, I got out of the port-hole and let myself down into the water.

British Dictionary definitions for eyebolt


a threaded bolt, the head of which is formed into a ring or eye for lifting, pulling, or securing
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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