lock washer


a washer placed under a nut on a bolt or screw, so made as to prevent the nut from shaking loose.

Nearby words

  1. lock rail,
  2. lock seam,
  3. lock stitch,
  4. lock the barn door after the horse has bolted,
  5. lock up,
  6. lock, air,
  7. lock, stock, and barrel,
  8. lock-in,
  9. lock-jaw,
  10. lock-step

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