[ king-bohlt ]
/ ˈkɪŋˌboʊlt /
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Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Also called king rod.
Words nearby kingbolt
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Example sentences from the Web for kingbolt
Every object in that car, human being or salt pork, crying baby or kingbolt, was a thing to Jerry Swaim.The Reclaimers|Margaret Hill McCarter
British Dictionary definitions for kingbolt
/ (ˈkɪŋˌbəʊlt) /
- the pivot bolt that connects the body of a horse-drawn carriage to the front axle and provides the steering joint
- a similar bolt placed between a railway carriage and the bogies
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