Tap bolt
Tap Tap, n. [AS. t[ae]ppa, akin to D. tap, G. zapfen, OHG. zapfo, Dan. tap, Sw. tapp, Icel. tappi. Cf. {Tampion}, {Tip}.] 1. A hole or pipe through which liquor is drawn. [1913 Webster]

2. A plug or spile for stopping a hole pierced in a cask, or the like; a faucet. [1913 Webster]

3. Liquor drawn through a tap; hence, a certain kind or quality of liquor; as, a liquor of the same tap. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

4. A place where liquor is drawn for drinking; a taproom; a bar. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

5. (Mech.) A tool for forming an internal screw, as in a nut, consisting of a hardened steel male screw grooved longitudinally so as to have cutting edges. [1913 Webster]

{On tap}. (a) Ready to be drawn; as, ale on tap. (b) Broached, or furnished with a tap; as, a barrel on tap.

{Plug tap} (Mech.), a screw-cutting tap with a slightly tapering end.

{Tap bolt}, a bolt with a head on one end and a thread on the other end, to be screwed into some fixed part, instead of passing through the part and receiving a nut. See Illust. under {Bolt}.

{Tap cinder} (Metal.), the slag of a puddling furnace. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • tap bolt — a bolt for driving into a tapped hole in metal and that can be held in place without a nut. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • tap-bolt — /ˈtæp boʊlt/ (say tap bohlt) noun → stud1 (def. 5) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Tap — Tap, n. [AS. t[ae]ppa, akin to D. tap, G. zapfen, OHG. zapfo, Dan. tap, Sw. tapp, Icel. tappi. Cf. {Tampion}, {Tip}.] 1. A hole or pipe through which liquor is drawn. [1913 Webster] 2. A plug or spile for stopping a hole pierced in a cask, or the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tap cinder — Tap Tap, n. [AS. t[ae]ppa, akin to D. tap, G. zapfen, OHG. zapfo, Dan. tap, Sw. tapp, Icel. tappi. Cf. {Tampion}, {Tip}.] 1. A hole or pipe through which liquor is drawn. [1913 Webster] 2. A plug or spile for stopping a hole pierced in a cask, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bolt — Bolt, n. [AS. bolt; akin to Icel. bolti, Dan. bolt, D. bout, OHG. bolz, G. bolz, bolzen; of uncertain origin.] 1. A shaft or missile intended to be shot from a crossbow or catapult, esp. a short, stout, blunt headed arrow; a quarrel; an arrow, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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