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lag screw

noun
1.
a heavy wood screw having a square or hexagonal head driven by a wrench.
Also called coach screw, lag bolt.
Origin of lag screw
1870-1875
1870-75

lag-screw

[lag-skroo] /ˈlægˌskru/
verb (used with object)
1.
to fasten with a lag screw.
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  • All of the rails should be tenoned into the posts thoroughly, even if the lag screw fastenings are used.

    Mission Furniture H. H. Windsor
British Dictionary definitions for lag screw

lag screw

noun
1.
a woodscrew with a square head
Word Origin
from lag³; the screw was originally used to fasten barrel staves
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