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Wing-nut   /wɪŋ-nət/   Listen
Wing-nut

noun
1.
Any tree of the genus Pterocarya; fruit is a small winged nutlet; Caucasus to southeastern Asia.  Synonym: wing nut.
2.
A threaded nut with winglike projections for thumb and forefinger leverage in turning.  Synonyms: butterfly nut, thumbnut, wing nut, wing screw.






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Words linked to "Wing-nut" :   nut, butterfly nut, Pterocarya fraxinifolia, Pterocarya, thumbnut, Caucasian walnut, genus Pterocarya, nut tree



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