[ ring-bohlt ]

  1. a bolt with a ring fitted in an eye at its head.

Origin of ringbolt

First recorded in 1620–30; ring1 + bolt1

Words Nearby ringbolt

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How to use ringbolt in a sentence

  • If I was as small as you, or a ringbolt chaser like Chips, I might be able to do it.

  • And he readily made the painter fast to a ringbolt at the stern of the speed boat.

  • I've struck a ringbolt—no, it isn't—it's something in the blubber—head of an iron—somebody has had a crack at this whale before.

    There She Blows! | William Hussey Macy
  • The boat was securely fastened in a similar way by cutting a makeshift for a ringbolt in the floor of ice.

    My Attainment of the Pole | Frederick A. Cook
  • Every boat should have a strong ringbolt on each side in the quarters for boom lashings, etc.

    On Yachts and Yacht Handling | Thomas Fleming Day

British Dictionary definitions for ringbolt


/ (ˈrɪŋˌbəʊlt) /

  1. a bolt with a ring fitted through an eye attached to the bolt head

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