U-bolt

U bolt

noun
a bar of iron bent into the shape of a U , fitted with a screw thread and nut at each end.

Origin:
1880–85

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U bolt
 
n
a metal bar bent into the shape of a U and threaded at both ends to receive securing nuts: used to secure leaf springs, ring bolts, shackles, etc

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Main Entry:  U-bolt
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a bolt shaped like the letter "U," with threading on both straight sections
Etymology:  1884-89
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