eye·​bolt | \ ˈī-ˈbōlt How to pronounce eyebolt (audio) \

Definition of eyebolt

: a bolt with a looped head

Examples of eyebolt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ground clamps attach to cables with an eyebolt or a T-handle. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "I Invented a Socket That Could Save My Life," 19 Mar. 2019 There’s a short slot in the center for eyebolts, and then perpendicular to that there’s a longer slot that fits over a T-handle. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "I Invented a Socket That Could Save My Life," 19 Mar. 2019 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

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First Known Use of eyebolt

1649, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of eyebolt was in 1649

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“Eyebolt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyebolt. Accessed 16 Jul. 2020.

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