Rag bolt
Rag Rag, n. [OE. ragge, probably of Scand, origin; cf. Icel. r["o]gg a tuft, shagginess, Sw. ragg rough hair. Cf. {Rug}, n.] 1. A piece of cloth torn off; a tattered piece of cloth; a shred; a tatter; a fragment. [1913 Webster]

Cowls, hoods, and habits, with their wearers, tossed, And fluttered into rags. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Not having otherwise any rag of legality to cover the shame of their cruelty. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

2. pl. Hence, mean or tattered attire; worn-out dress. [1913 Webster]

And virtue, though in rags, will keep me warm. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. A shabby, beggarly fellow; a ragamuffin. [1913 Webster]

The other zealous rag is the compositor. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

Upon the proclamation, they all came in, both tag and rag. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

4. (Geol.) A coarse kind of rock, somewhat cellular in texture. [1913 Webster]

5. (Metal Working) A ragged edge. [1913 Webster]

6. A sail, or any piece of canvas. [Nautical Slang] [1913 Webster]

Our ship was a clipper with every rag set. --Lowell. [1913 Webster]

{Rag bolt}, an iron pin with barbs on its shank to retain it in place.

{Rag carpet}, a carpet of which the weft consists of narrow strips of cloth sewed together, end to end.

{Rag dust}, fine particles of ground-up rags, used in making papier-mach['e] and wall papers.

{Rag wheel}. (a) A chain wheel; a sprocket wheel. (b) A polishing wheel made of disks of cloth clamped together on a mandrel.

{Rag wool}, wool obtained by tearing woolen rags into fine bits, shoddy. [1913 Webster]


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  • rag bolt — noun 1. : a joining piece with a barbed shank hindering withdrawal when driven into wood called also barb bolt 2. : jag bolt * * * rag bolt, a bolt having the shank barbed so as to resist withdrawal. ╂[< rag1, in rare sense of “jagged… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rag bolt — /ˈræg boʊlt/ (say rag bohlt) noun a foundation bolt with a long, tapered, jagged head around which molten lead or concrete can be poured to provide an anchorage …   Australian English dictionary

  • rag bolt. — See barb bolt. [1620 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • rag bolt — noun a bolt with barbs to keep it tight when it has been driven in …   English new terms dictionary

  • rag bolt. — See barb bolt. [1620 30] …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Rag — Rag, n. [OE. ragge, probably of Scand, origin; cf. Icel. r[ o]gg a tuft, shagginess, Sw. ragg rough hair. Cf. {Rug}, n.] 1. A piece of cloth torn off; a tattered piece of cloth; a shred; a tatter; a fragment. [1913 Webster] Cowls, hoods, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rag carpet — Rag Rag, n. [OE. ragge, probably of Scand, origin; cf. Icel. r[ o]gg a tuft, shagginess, Sw. ragg rough hair. Cf. {Rug}, n.] 1. A piece of cloth torn off; a tattered piece of cloth; a shred; a tatter; a fragment. [1913 Webster] Cowls, hoods, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rag dust — Rag Rag, n. [OE. ragge, probably of Scand, origin; cf. Icel. r[ o]gg a tuft, shagginess, Sw. ragg rough hair. Cf. {Rug}, n.] 1. A piece of cloth torn off; a tattered piece of cloth; a shred; a tatter; a fragment. [1913 Webster] Cowls, hoods, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rag wheel — Rag Rag, n. [OE. ragge, probably of Scand, origin; cf. Icel. r[ o]gg a tuft, shagginess, Sw. ragg rough hair. Cf. {Rug}, n.] 1. A piece of cloth torn off; a tattered piece of cloth; a shred; a tatter; a fragment. [1913 Webster] Cowls, hoods, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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