butterfly nut

UK / US noun [countable]
Word forms "butterfly nut":
singular butterfly nut plural butterfly nuts

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • butterfly nut — butterfly ,nut noun count a small piece of metal with a hole through the middle, used for fastening things. It has sides that stick out so that you can turn it easily …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • butterfly nut — noun a threaded nut with winglike projections for thumb and forefinger leverage in turning • Syn: ↑wing nut, ↑wing nut, ↑wing screw, ↑thumbnut • Hypernyms: ↑nut …   Useful english dictionary

  • butterfly nut — /ˈbʌtəflaɪ nʌt/ (say butuhfluy nut) noun → wing nut …   Australian English dictionary

  • butterfly nut. — See wing nut. [1735 45, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • butterfly nut — noun another term for wing nut …   English new terms dictionary

  • butterfly nut — noun (C) a wing nut …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • butterfly nut. — See wing nut. [1735 45, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • butterfly screw — or butterfly nut noun A screw or nut turned by winged finger grips • • • Main Entry: ↑butter …   Useful english dictionary

  • butterfly — n. (pl. flies) 1 any diurnal insect of the order Lepidoptera, with knobbed antennae, a long thin body, and four usu. brightly coloured wings erect when at rest. 2 a showy or frivolous person. 3 (in pl.) colloq. a nervous sensation felt in the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

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