kingbolt

noun

king·​bolt ˈkiŋ-ˌbōlt How to pronounce kingbolt (audio)
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kingbolt was in 1839

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Cite this Entry

“Kingbolt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kingbolt. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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