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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Carriage bolts: (8) 3/8" x 3 1/2" each with a wing nut and 2 flat washers; (4) 1/4" x 2" each with a wing nut and 2 flat washers; (4) 1/4" x 1 1/4" each with a wing nut and 2 flat washers
After it dries, remove wing nut and run a leather shoelace through the hole in the handle.
Charged sodium ions hover above and below the plane of the porphyrin, and a wing nut associates with each of these as well.
Also, make sure the wing nut is tight and the ground-wire lug is mated metal-to-metal with both the generator frame or trailer and any washers in use.
Unscrew the wing nut that holds the base of the light in place and remove the socket (Photo 1).
Wing nut and clamp assembly provides a more precise and reliable clamping assembly.
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.
The gag-assembly should not use a nylock nut or wing nut.
Leave a steel washer and a wing nut on the long stem of this bolt when the binoculars are not in service.
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.