half nut

half nut

[′haf ‚nət]
(design engineering)
A nut split lengthwise so that it can be clamped around a screw.
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One of the most common and simplest solution to problems of vibration loosening of threaded fasteners is by use of a conventional locking nut or half nut.
Problems arising when a half nut is worn, and resultant failure to engage fully with a leadscrew, have been reported on the Graseby 3500 TCI pump (1).
Combine half honey, half nut butter, and work in as much skim milk powder as possible.
Where once a full or half nut was used as a "jam nut," today Challenge Europe provide a wide selection of specialist nuts, including the popular nyloc nut, plus the combi nut with integral washer for load spreading/anti-vibration purposes which saves fiddly assembly, loss of washer, etc.
The second I lay down, it would awaken to drive me and my other half nuts.
The shop has a padded cell--a popular place for kids to get their pictures taken while wearing a straitjacket, the San Jose Mercury-News reported--and donuts with names like "Psycho" (covered with broken pretzels), "Manic Malt" (topped with malted milk balls), and "Bipolar" (half coconut shavings, half nuts).
Even though most modern lathes have metric thread-cutting capabilities, many operators learn that the half nuts must be left engaged during the entire metric thread cutting sequence to ensure proper thread cutting.