timber connector[′tim·bər kə‚nek·tər]
A metal fastener that has a series of sharp teeth digging into the wood and is tightened with bolts to join sections of timber in heavy construction.
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A steel device, used in conjunction with a bolt, that makes a connection between timber members that overlap each other. There are several types of timber connectors.
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One of a number of metal connectors used (with bolts) to join timber in heavy construction; usually the connector has a series of sharp teeth which dig into the wood as a bolt is tightened, thereby preventing lateral movement and decreasing the number of bolts required; another type employs a sharp round ring to perform this function.
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