castellated nut


castellated nut
noun
: a nut with radial grooves in its upper face to receive a split pin passed through a hole in the bolt to prevent the nut from turning

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a tall lock nut, having on its outer face radial slits allowing for insertion of a cotter pin or wire in both the nut and a hole in its bolt, so as to prevent the nut from coming loose. See illus. under nut. Also called castle nut.
[1900-05]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Castellated nut — A castellated nut (also called a castle nut or a slotted nut) is a nut with slots (notches) cut into one end. The name comes from the nut’s resemblance to the crenellated parapet of a medieval castle. The bolt or axle has one or two holes drilled …   Wikipedia

  • castellated nut — a tall lock nut, having on its outer face radial slits allowing for insertion of a cotter pin or wire in both the nut and a hole in its bolt, so as to prevent the nut from coming loose. See illus. under nut. Also called castle nut. [1900 05] * *… …   Universalium

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  • castellated nut — /kæstəleɪtəd ˈnʌt/ (say kastuhlaytuhd nut) noun a nut having radial slits for the acceptance of a cotter pin; used as a locknut with a bolt having a corresponding hole …   Australian English dictionary

  • Castellated — may refer to:* Crenellation, the name for the distinctive pattern that frames the tops of the walls of many medieval castles. * Castellated nut, a nut with notches cut into one end …   Wikipedia

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  • nut — [1] A fastening device that is somewhat doughnut shaped with a number of flat surfaces on the outer rim and threads on the inner hole. Also see ball and nut ball worm and nut bolt and nut butterfly nut cap nut captive nut castellated nut castle… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • castellated — cas•tel•lat•ed [[t]ˈkæs tlˌeɪ tɪd[/t]] adj. 1) archit. built like a castle, esp. with turrets and battlements 2) having a pattern of indentation resembling a battlement: a castellated nut[/ex] 3) having many castles • Etymology: 1675–85; < ML… …   From formal English to slang

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  • castellated — [ kastəleɪtɪd] adjective 1》 having battlements. 2》 (of a nut or other mechanical part) having grooves or slots on its upper face. Derivatives castellation noun Origin C17: from med. L. castellatus, from L. castellum (see castle) …   English new terms dictionary