acorn nut


Definition of acorn nut

: a nut with a dome-shaped head that is used to cover the threaded end of a bolt … few things are more beautiful to car buffs than the sight of two long polished cam covers held down by acorn nuts.— Bill Vance, Toronto Star, 2 Jan. 1988

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First Known Use of acorn nut

1890, in the meaning defined above

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“Acorn nut.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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