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king rod

noun
1.

kingbolt

[king-bohlt] /ˈkɪŋˌboʊlt/
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
1815-1825
1815-25; king + bolt1
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kingbolt

/ˈkɪŋˌbəʊlt/
noun
1.
  1. the pivot bolt that connects the body of a horse-drawn carriage to the front axle and provides the steering joint
  2. a similar bolt placed between a railway carriage and the bogies
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