eyebolt

noun
eye·bolt | \ˈī-ˈbōlt \

Definition of eyebolt 

: a bolt with a looped head

Examples of eyebolt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

The Milwaukee has a hefty eyebolt threaded into its handle. Roy Berendson, Popular Mechanics, "The 4 Best Locking Pliers You Can Buy," 29 Jan. 2018 Past versions of the drill, such as this one, have been used by reef-monitoring teams to install eyebolts to support floats to distinguish different sites with minimal impact. Dan Dubno, Popular Mechanics, "The Power Tools That Work Underwater," 9 Aug. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'eyebolt.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of eyebolt

1649, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about eyebolt

Dictionary Entries near eyebolt

eyebeam

eyeberry

eyeblink

eyebolt

eye bone

eyebright

eyebrow

Statistics for eyebolt

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for eyebolt

The first known use of eyebolt was in 1649

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on eyebolt

See words that rhyme with eyebolt

Comments on eyebolt

What made you want to look up eyebolt? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a state of commotion or excitement

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!