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hand tight

noun
1.
(of a setscrew, nut, etc.) as tight as it can be made by hand, without the aid of a tool.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95
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Examples from the web for hand tight
  • 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.
  • Close cylinder valve by turning clockwise until hand tight.
  • They both proceeded to place lug nuts on the studs to hand tight.
  • Valve protection caps will be used and applied hand tight.
  • Place the top cap on the cell and tighten both caps hand tight.

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