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Noun1.wing-nut - any tree of the genus Pterocarya; fruit is a small winged nutlet; Caucasus to southeastern Asia
genus Pterocarya, Pterocarya - Asiatic nut trees: wing nuts
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 turningwing-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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The wing-nut acts as a brake if not all the length of wire is required.
* Remove the pre-cleaner lid by unscrewing its wing-nut.
"To the tiny wing-nut holding the ashtray together."
As the police hunt for the on-the run convict continued today, it emerged Skelton, nicknamed Wing-nut for his jug ears, now also has facial injuries.
While liberals consider Buckley to be a wing-nut, he's far from the real deal.
They used a pair of cyclodextrins, six of the wing-nut molecules, a couple of sodium atoms and a square porphyrin molecule with one ammonium-tipped group jutting from each of its four sides.
A new bumper would be worth more than the motor, so would a new wing-nut for the ashtray.
Remove the precleaner lid by unscrewing the wing-nut. Use a clean rag to wipe out dust and sand that collects inside the precleaner.