follow Dictionary.com

Do you know ghouls from goblins and ghosts?

castellated nut

noun
1.
a tall lock nut, having on its outer face radial slits allowing for insertion of a cotter pin or wire in both the nut and a hole in its bolt, so as to prevent the nut from coming loose.
Also called castle nut.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for castellated nut

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for castellated

14
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with castellated-nut