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driftbolt

[ drift-bohlt ]
/ ˈdrɪftˌboʊlt /
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noun

Also called driftpin. a spike having a round shank and used for fastening heavy timbers together.

verb (used with object)

to fasten (timbers) together with a driftbolt.

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Origin of driftbolt

First recorded in 1865–70; drift + bolt1
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