kingbolt

noun
king·​bolt | \ ˈkiŋ-ˌbōlt How to pronounce kingbolt (audio) \

Definition of kingbolt

: a vertical bolt by which the forward axle and wheels of a vehicle or the trucks of a railroad car are connected with the other parts

First Known Use of kingbolt

1839, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of kingbolt was in 1839

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“Kingbolt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kingbolt. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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