a nut having two flat, widely projecting pieces such that it can be readily tightened with the thumb and forefinger.
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Origin of wing nut
First recorded in 1895–1900
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Examples from the Web for wing nut
“Close those shutters and screw down the wing-nut hard,” he said, hanging the lamp close beside the door.Lorimer of the Northwest|Harold Bindloss
The holding screws for the vane and tripod mounting are rather crudely hand cut with wing-nut ends.Early American Scientific Instruments and Their Makers|Silvio A. Bedini
British Dictionary definitions for wing nut
a threaded nut tightened by hand by means of two flat lugs or wings projecting from the central bodyAlso called: butterfly nut
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