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locknut

[′läk‚nət]
(design engineering)
A nut screwed down firmly against another or against a washer to prevent loosening. Also known as jam nut.
A nut that is self-locking when tightened.
A nut fitted to the end of a pipe to secure it and prevent leakage.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

locknut

1. A nut which is designed so that it will not come loose, locking in place when tightened.
2. A supplementary nut, screwed down on another nut to prevent it from shaking loose.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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After examining and cleaning the front caster fork assembly, place the end of the slide on the front of the chair and replace the top locking nut. Tighten the locking nut into position, making sure the caster spins freely.
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A set of four locking nuts costs about $40 from any auto parts store.
The other end fits CAR/M-4 stock locking nuts, and a large flathead screwdriver blade is included for use on full-size A2 buttstock screws.
The other end fits CAR/M-4 stock locking nuts and a large flathead screwdriver blade is also included for use on full-size A2 buttstock screws.
Now people who want to protect their wheels can collect free locking nuts from Little Park Street police station in Coventry city centre during normal office hours.
The reason being that the owner has more than likely lost the key to the locking nuts and is standing there doing a lot of anxious hand-wringing and face-pulling.
Without a key, locking nuts take on an absolutely fiendish character and become time consuming in the extreme to remove.
The other end fits CAR/M-4 stock locking nuts, and a large flat head screwdriver blade is also included for use on full-size A2 butt-stock screws.