driftbolt
/drift"bohlt'/, n.
1. Also called driftpin. a spike having a round shank and used for fastening heavy timbers together.
v.t.
2. to fasten (timbers) together with a driftbolt.
[1865-70; DRIFT + BOLT1]

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • Driftbolt — Drift bolt , n. A bolt for driving out other bolts. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • driftbolt — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : a bolt for driving out other bolts or pins 2. : a metal rod for securing timbers resembling a spike but with or without point or head * * * /drift bohlt /, n. 1. Also called driftpin. a spike having a round shank and used for …   Useful english dictionary

  • driftpin — /drift pin /, n. 1. driftbolt (def. 1). 2. drift (def. 17a). [1870 75; DRIFT + PIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • driftpin — noun : drift I 4e, 4g * * * /drift pin /, n. 1. driftbolt (def. 1). 2. drift (def. 17a). [1870 75; DRIFT + PIN] * * * driftˈpin see ↑drift (n) above …   Useful english dictionary

  • shackle bar — noun 1. : a link coupling formerly used between railroad cars 2. : a device consisting of an ordinary pinch bar with a hinged shackle near the point for pulling out something (as a driftbolt or railroad spikes) …   Useful english dictionary

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