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lock nut

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noun Machinery.
a nut specially constructed to prevent its coming loose, usually having a means of providing extra friction between itself and the screw.
Also called jam nut. a thin supplementary nut screwed down upon a regular nut to prevent its loosening.
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Origin of lock nut

First recorded in 1860–65
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British Dictionary definitions for lock nut

locknut
/ (ˈlɒkˌnʌt) /

noun
a supplementary nut screwed down upon a primary nut to prevent it from shaking loose
a threaded nut having a feature, such as a nylon insert, to prevent it from shaking loose
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