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Some articles on nut:

Speed Nut
... A speed nut, also known as a sheet metal nut, is a type of locknut with two sheet metal prongs that act as one thread ... The fastener serves the functions of both a lock washer and a nut ... As the fastener is tightened in the nut the prongs are drawn inward until they exert pressure on the root of the thread on the fastener ...
Serrated Face Nut
... A serrated face nut is a locknut with ridges on the face of the nut that bite into the surface it is tightened against ... serrations are angled such that they keep the nut from rotating in the direction that would loosen the nut ... Sometimes both faces of the nut are serrated, permitting either side to lock ...
Swage Nut
... A swage nut is a type of nut is used on sheet metal ... The swaged material plastically deforms into an undercut in the nut, keeping it from pulling out or rotating ...
Nut - Other Uses
... Nut (goddess), the Egyptian goddess of the sky The Nut (disambiguation) The Nut, a landmark near Stanley, Tasmania NUT Motorcycles, a British motorcycle manufacturer founded in Newcastle upon Tyne in ...
Square Thread Form - Advantages & Disadvantages
... Due to the lack of a thread angle there is no radial pressure, or bursting pressure, on the nut ... This also increases the nut life ... Also, there is no way to compensate for wear on the nut, so it must be replaced when worn out ...

More definitions of "nut":

  • (verb): Gather nuts.
  • (noun): A small (usually square or hexagonal) metal block with internal screw thread to be fitted onto a bolt.
  • (noun): Usually large hard-shelled seed.
  • (noun): Half the width of an em.
    Synonyms: en
  • (noun): Egyptian goddess of the sky.
  • (noun): Someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction.
    Example: "A car nut"
    Synonyms: addict, freak, junkie, junky

Famous quotes containing the word nut:

    In a good play every speech should be as fully flavoured as a nut or apple.
    —J.M. (John Millington)

    She look’d amiable!—Why could I not live and end my days thus? Just disposer of our joys and sorrows, cried I, why could not a man sit down in the lap of content here—and dance, and sing, and say his prayers, and go to heaven with this nut brown maid?
    Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)

    One of the last of the philosophers,—Connecticut gave him to the world,—he peddled first her wares, afterwards, as he declares, his brains. These he peddles still, prompting God and disgracing man, bearing for fruit his brain only, like the nut its kernel.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)