Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “wing nut”

See all translations

wing nut

noun [C] uk   us  
a small, metal fastening device that has two flat pieces on it that you can hold with your fingers while tightening it
Translations of “wing nut”
in Chinese (Traditional) 蝶形螺母…
in Chinese (Simplified) 蝶形螺母…
(Definition of wing nut from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of wing nut?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

SMART Thesaurus: Nuts, bolts & screws

“wing nut”: synonyms and related words:

Word of the Day

baby

a very young child, especially one that has not yet begun to walk or talk

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More