wing nut


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wing nut

a threaded nut tightened by hand by means of two flat lugs or wings projecting from the central body

wing nut

[′wiŋ ‚nət]
(design engineering)
An internally threaded fastener with wings to permit it to be tightened or loosened by finger pressure only. Also known as butterfly nut.

wing nut

wing nut
A nut having projections so that it can be tightened with one finger and the thumb.
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A boron-centered molecule that looks like a four-bladed wing nut then caps each of the salt's two ends.
Between these plates is a natural rubber ring which is expanded by means of a wing nut on the shaft, which when tightened closes the two plates and compresses the rubber ring seal between them to seal the plug tightly inside the pipe or tube.
Make a slip knot in the end of the string material and slip it over the wing nut that tightens the non-movable swingarm on the jig.
You'll need a couple of sheets of 3/4in MDF or external plywood, a metal bolt and wing nut, a length of heavy rope, plus a jig saw, drill, hammer, square, router and sandpaper to put it all together.
Photo: Threaded rod, washer, and wing nut draw frame tight around the tub.
Bradford I-line system consists of a male and female ferrule, a gasket and a heavy-duty wing nut style clamp.
Tenders are invited for Stainless Steel Wing Nut M6 To Is:2636-72, Tab.
The lid is held securely in place by a large wing nut and washer for easy installation or removal--a thoughtful, user friendly touch on the part of RCBS' design team.
Reared horse reveals tightening secret: crotch block wedge held with bolt and wing nut.
Tenders are invited for Eye Bolt With Wing Nut To Size M 10 X 100 Mm.
Once each base is placed in its proper location, the technician can build a secure connection up to the vehicle holding point using an assortment of short and long tubes, turnbuckles, locking wing nut assemblies, mounting plates and bolts.
After you drain the pump housing, tighten the wing nut hand-tight only.