lag-screw

[lag-skroo]

verb (used with object)

to fasten with a lag screw.

Nearby words

  1. lag,
  2. lag b'omer,
  3. lag correlation,
  4. lag line,
  5. lag screw,
  6. lagan,
  7. lagash,
  8. lagen,
  9. lagena,
  10. lageniform

lag screw

noun

a heavy wood screw having a square or hexagonal head driven by a wrench.

Origin of lag screw

First recorded in 1870–75

Also called coach screw, lag bolt.

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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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