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kingbolt

[ king-bohlt ]

noun

  1. a vertical bolt connecting the body of a vehicle with the fore axle, the body of a railroad car with a truck, etc.
  2. (in a roof truss) an iron or steel rod serving as a king post.


kingbolt

/ ˈkɪŋˌbəʊlt /

noun

    1. the pivot bolt that connects the body of a horse-drawn carriage to the front axle and provides the steering joint
    2. a similar bolt placed between a railway carriage and the bogies


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Word History and Origins

Origin of kingbolt1

First recorded in 1815–25; king + bolt 1
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Example Sentences

Every object in that car, human being or salt pork, crying baby or kingbolt, was a thing to Jerry Swaim.

It must be jacked up high enough for new trucks and a stronger kingbolt.

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