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Definition: Lock nut
(n[u^]t), n. [OE. nute, note, AS. hnutu; akin to D.
noot, G. nuss, OHG. nuz, Icel. hnot, Sw. n["o]t, Dan.
1. (Bot.) The fruit of certain trees and shrubs (as of the
almond, walnut, hickory, beech, filbert, etc.), consisting
of a hard and indehiscent shell inclosing a kernel.
2. A perforated block (usually a small piece of metal),
provided with an internal or female screw thread, used on
a bolt, or screw, for tightening or holding something, or
for transmitting motion. See Illust. of 1st Bolt
3. The tumbler of a gunlock. --Knight.
4. (Naut.) A projection on each side of the shank of an
anchor, to secure the stock in place.
5. pl. Testicles. [vulgar slang]
, Jam nut
, Lock nut
, a nut which is screwed up
tightly against another nut on the same bolt or screw, in
order to prevent accidental unscrewing of the first nut.
. See under Buoy
, screened coal of a size smaller than stove coal
and larger than pea coal; -- called also chestnut coal
(Zo["o]l.), any leucosoid crab of the genus
as, Ebalia tuberosa
(Bot.), See nut grass
in the vocabulary.
, a device, as a metal plate bent up at the
corners, to prevent a nut from becoming unscrewed, as by
. (Bot.) See under Pine
(Bot.), a genus of cyperaceous plants (Scleria
having a hard bony achene. Several species are found in
the United States and many more in tropical regions.
, a tree that bears nuts.
(Zo["o]l.), any species of weevils of the genus
and other allied genera, which in the larval
state live in nuts.
, n. [AS. loc inclosure, an inclosed place, the
fastening of a door, fr. l[=u]can to lock, fasten; akin to
OS. l[=u]kan (in comp.), D. luiken, OHG. l[=u]hhan, Icel.
l[=u]ka, Goth. l[=u]kan (in comp.); cf. Skr. ruj to break.
1. Anything that fastens; specifically, a fastening, as for a
door, a lid, a trunk, a drawer, and the like, in which a
bolt is moved by a key so as to hold or to release the
2. A fastening together or interlacing; a closing of one
thing upon another; a state of being fixed or immovable.
Albemarle Street closed by a lock of carriages. --De
3. A place from which egress is prevented, as by a lock.
4. The barrier or works which confine the water of a stream
5. An inclosure in a canal with gates at each end, used in
raising or lowering boats as they pass from one level to
another; -- called also lift lock
6. That part or apparatus of a firearm by which the charge is
exploded; as, a matchlock, flintlock, percussion lock,
7. A device for keeping a wheel from turning.
8. A grapple in wrestling. --Milton.
, a lock containing a contrivance for showing
whether it as has been tampered with.
(Canals), the body of water in a lock chamber.
, the inclosed space between the gates of a
. See Check nut
, under Check
, a plate to which the mechanism of a gunlock is
(Arch.), in ordinary paneled doors, the rail
nearest the lock.
(Masonry), a range of bond stone. --Knight.
, a door lock inserted in a mortise.
, a lock fastened to the face of a door, thus
differing from a mortise lock