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wing nut

Hardware used for tightening onto a bolt or threaded shaft where quick, tool-less assembly/disassembly is required/desired. The unit has "ears" and although meant only for hand tightening, many tools have been developed to assist.

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The original or a variation is often used in the mounting of lighting equipment.

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A derivation, the wing screw or wing bolt; a derivation of that is the thumb screw.

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