hand tight

noun
(of a setscrew, nut, etc.) as tight as it can be made by hand, without the aid of a tool.

Origin:
1785–95

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Joss holds my hand tight as if he's protecting me from something.
Joints shall be hand tight unless otherwise specified.
Joints shall be hand tight to match existing joints.
The top bolt was hand tight and the bottom bolt was wrench tight.
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