Nut lock

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Nut lock a device, as a metal plate bent up at the corners, to prevent a nut from becoming unscrewed, as by jarring.
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Usage

In literature:

The golden locks had ripened to nut-brown, but still caught stray gleams of nestling sunlight.
"The Woman Who Did" by Grant Allen
The second nut is technically known as a "jam nut," or "lock nut.
"The Scientific American Boy" by A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
On the boards all around, you saw torches, locks, bolts, and nuts of screws.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
Then a coupling is cut while screwed on a pipe, so that a lock nut about 1/2 inch wide is made.
"Elements of Plumbing" by Samuel Dibble
An instrument by which the wheel-lock guns and pistols were wound up; also used to screw up the nuts of the plummer boxes.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
A lock nut should be used in conjunction with this set screw.
"Gas and Oil Engines, Simply Explained" by Walter C. Runciman
A special wrench is furnished for turning the lock-nut.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
The brass cap of the hub had gone, and so had the nut which locked the bush on the axle.
"By Right of Purchase" by Harold Bindloss
To adjust: Loosen lock nut "A," remove clevis pin "C" and turn yoke "B" to obtain proper length.
"Essex Terraplane Six 1933 Owner's Manual of Information" by Anonymous
Big-end nuts, lock-strip, and shims.
"The Wright Brothers' Engines and Their Design" by Leonard S. Hobbs
Another very common arrangement for locking a nut is shown in fig.
"An Introduction to Machine Drawing and Design" by David Allan Low
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In poetry:

The hills are clad in purple and in gold,
The ripened maize is gathered in the shock,
The frost has kissed the nuts, their shells unfold,
And fallen leaves are floating on the lock.
"September" by Joseph Horatio Chant
And thou art grown old, and thy beauty is fled,
And the hey-day of life and enjoyment is o'er :
On thy once nut-brown locks Time his snow-show'r hath shed,
And thine eyes are grown dim, and thou now art fourscore.
"To My Grandmother, On Completing Her Eightieth Year" by Mary Anne Browne

In news:

Wheel Stud Remover Set feature internal tapered reverse threads that lock onto damaged studs or nuts, so technicians can remove .
Zafety Lug Locks are easy to install and remove, because they simply fit over two adjacent nuts on the truck wheel/rim.
I locked two nuts against each other on top of the rod, making sure their faces lined up.
Simply replace one of the stern drive mounting nuts with a McGard lock.
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