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wing·nutor wing nut (wĭng′nŭt)
1. A nut with winglike projections for thumb and forefinger leverage in turning. Also called thumbnut.
a. A person with extreme or fanatical political views.
b. A crazy or eccentric person.
[Senses 2a and 2b influenced by wing, faction.]
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(Mechanical Engineering) a threaded nut tightened by hand by means of two flat lugs or wings projecting from the central body. Also called: butterfly nut
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a nut having two flat, widely projecting pieces such that it can be readily tightened with the thumb and forefinger.
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|Noun||1.||wing nut - any tree of the genus Pterocarya; fruit is a small winged nutlet; Caucasus to southeastern Asia|
Caucasian walnut, Pterocarya fraxinifolia - medium-sized Caucasian much-branched tree distinguished from other walnut trees by its winged fruit
nut tree - tree bearing edible nuts
|2.||wing 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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