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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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For smaller clamping or fixing the EWNM-SST wing nuts (also male or female) allow high tightening torque valves in M5 to M10 sizes.
At the same store I purchased three bolts (sold loose) and desired to buy the wing nuts to go with them, only to have problems finding them as they were not near the bolts but in the next bay.
New mechanics and not-so-new mechanics, one extra twist to the wing nuts on the holddowns for the sealed lead-acid battery (SLAB), NSN 6140-01-286-6294, and you might hear a crack.
EVERYONE KNOWS THAT designers are all a bunch of wing nuts, fabricators are all bucket shops, OEMs are simply traitors and assemblers are all out to take advantage of everyone
Similar to the Pendulum Max in design and durable construction, the Super Max is now easier to set up than the previous by providing screws with wing nuts that lock down the vertical and horizontal settings without the need for an Allen wrench or hex keys.
And Democrats don't want to look like wing nuts or conspiracy theorists or "soft on terror," so no one has been willing to draft articles of impeachment.
he roared, as he inspected the wing nuts on the other three legs.
She's been wearing the same brooch and the same string of pearls since Charles was in short trousers And someone really ought to tell her that those little wing nuts on the side of her head really aren't 21st Century.
This attachment, which replaces a template beneath the Delta's hopper, is available for 40, 45 and 58cm hoppers, is quickly secured in place by just four wing nuts.
The Digital Home Theater, made of engineering plastic, is portable and can be assembled with a quarter and four wing nuts.
Attach washers and wing nuts to both ends of the threaded rods and tighten.
Lamp - 24v 70 watt halogen lamps, cable entry- thru oil tight compression cable glands, mounting arrangement: steel head frame provided weith wing nuts for angular adjustments.