Birnstiel, Charles Consulting Engineer, Forest Hills, New York.
Last reviewed:January 2020
- Manufacturing process
- Fits and special bolts
- Bolt substitutes
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A cylindrical fastener with an integral head on one end and an external screw thread on the other end designed to be inserted through holes in assembled parts and to mate with an internally threaded block, called a nut, which is turned to tighten or loosen the bolt. Tensioning the fastener by turning the nut differentiates a bolt from a screw, which is tightened by turning its head. See also: Bolted joint; Nut (engineering)
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