Some articles on points, point, point hexagonal:
... are colloquially referred to by counting the number of "points" (pointed corners of walls) present in the shape of the nut opening ... For example, the hexagon shape is commonly called a "6 point" socket because the hexagon forms 6 "points" where walls intersect to create sharp pointed corners ... The vast majority of common nut and bolt heads are produced with the 6-point hexagonal gripping shape ...
Famous quotes containing the word point:
“The point of the dragonflys terrible lip, the giant water bug, birdsong, or the beautiful dazzle and flash of sunlighted minnows, is not that it all fits together like clockwork--for it doesnt ... but that it all flows so freely wild, like the creek, that it all surges in such a free, finged tangle. Freedom is the worlds water and weather, the worlds nourishment freely given, its soil and sap: and the creator loves pizzazz.”
—Annie Dillard (b. 1945)