- to fasten with a lag screw.
- 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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- 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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