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 History of this Word

"wing" is from "vegr" (bird's wing), spoken by people in North England about 800 A.D.

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

Words related to this meaning

grammar is noun

thread is a part of "wing nut"

"wing nut" is a type of nut

Definition

wing nut illustration wing nut illustration Nut with winglike projections. Allows manual turning especially with thumb and forefinger. Usually manufactured from metal with various sizes.

Examples of how the word is used

wing nut illustration This sturdy wing nut is virtually indestructible!
wing nut illustration Tighten the wing nut until snug.