• WordNet 3.6
    • n kingbolt bolt that provides a steering joint in a motor vehicle
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Kingbolt A vertical iron bolt, by which the forward axle and wheels of a vehicle or the trucks of a railroad car are connected with the other parts.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • kingbolt A large bolt connecting the fore part of a carriage with the fore axle. The axle rotates about it as a joint “when the carriage is turned.
    • kingbolt A large bolt which passes through the truck and body-bolsters and center-plates of a carbody and the center of a truck.
    • kingbolt Also kiny-pin.
    • n kingbolt An iron rod in a roof- or bridge-truss, used in place of a king-post to prevent the inclined members from allowing an increase of the distance between the tie and the compression pieces.
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