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noun
a heavy wood screw having a square or hexagonal head driven by a wrench.
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Also called coach screw, lag bolt.

Origin of lag screw

First recorded in 1870–75

Other definitions for lag screw (2 of 2)

lag-screw
[ lag-skroo ]
/ ˈlægˌskru /

verb (used with object)
to fasten with a lag screw.
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British Dictionary definitions for lag screw

lag screw

noun
a woodscrew with a square head

Word Origin for lag screw

from lag ³; the screw was originally used to fasten barrel staves
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