lag screw


Definition of lag screw

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a screw having a wrench head and woodscrew threads terminating in a point

called also lag bolt


transitive verb

Definition of lag-screw (Entry 2 of 2)

: to fasten or join with a lag screw

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History and Etymology for lag screw


lag entry 6; from its original use in securing lags to drums or cylinders

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“Lag screw.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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