king bolt

kingbolt

[king-bohlt]
noun
1.
a vertical bolt connecting the body of a vehicle with the fore axle, the body of a railroad car with a truck, etc.
2.
(in a roof truss) an iron or steel rod serving as a king post.
Also called king rod.


Origin:
1815–25; king + bolt1

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kingbolt or king rod (ˈkɪŋˌbəʊlt)
 
n
a.  the pivot bolt that connects the body of a horse-drawn carriage to the front axle and provides the steering joint
 b.  a similar bolt placed between a railway carriage and the bogies
 
king rod or king rod
 
n

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