butterfly nut

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butterfly nut

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(Mechanical Engineering) another name for wing nut
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Noun1.butterfly nut - a threaded nut with winglike projections for thumb and forefinger leverage in turningbutterfly nut - a threaded nut with winglike projections for thumb and forefinger leverage in turning
nut - a small (usually square or hexagonal) metal block with internal screw thread to be fitted onto a bolt
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ROBERT SPENCE AYOU need to spend at least PS20 on a toilet seat and make sure it has metal (not plastic) butterfly nuts and washers so it can be tightened up hard.
You need to spend at least [euro]28 on a toilet seat and make sure it has metal (not plastic) butterfly nuts and washers so it can be tightened up hard.
The details are glued together, butterfly nuts are used to adjust the angle of the antennas easily.