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 History of this Word

"captive" is from "captivus", (prisoner), spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

"nut" is from "hnutu", spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.

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grammar is noun

tee nut is a type of "captive nut"

"captive nut" is a type of nut

Definition

captive nut illustration A nut that is attached to object to be fastened. Avoids use of incorrect nut. Usually manufactured from metal with various sizes and designs

Examples of how the word is used

captive nut illustration The captive nut is made in materials and threads to suit customers' specific requirements.
captive nut illustration Captive nuts have a range of uses but are more commonly used in the hobby for engine fixing, wing fixings, and undercarriage fixing.