eye·​bolt ˈī-ˈbōlt How to pronounce eyebolt (audio)
: a bolt with a looped head

Examples of eyebolt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Double up your rope and thread it through the magnet’s eyebolt or a carabiner. Ben Demchak, Popular Mechanics, 3 June 2022 The whole setup hangs from an eyebolt in a ceiling beam. Emily Stifler Wolfe, Outside Online, 26 Apr. 2021 More than a year ago, an eyebolt holding the swing's bungee cord snapped out of the porch ceiling and shot through Lalia's skull. Paul Vercammen, CNN, 27 Nov. 2021 Ground clamps attach to cables with an eyebolt or a T-handle. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, 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, 19 Mar. 2019 The Milwaukee has a hefty eyebolt threaded into its handle. Roy Berendson, Popular Mechanics, 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, 9 Aug. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1649, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 3 Mar. 2024.

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