Origin of ringbolt

First recorded in 1620–30; ring1 + bolt1
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Examples from the Web for ringbolt

Historical Examples of ringbolt

  • Old Joe had to lasso him and draw him down to a ringbolt before he could rub him off.

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

  • Here, mister, stand there forrard the companion, and lay hold of that ringbolt.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for ringbolt


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