Driftpin
Driftpin \Drift"pin`\, n. (Mech.) A smooth drift. See {Drift}, n., 9. [1913 Webster]

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  • driftpin — /drift pin /, n. 1. driftbolt (def. 1). 2. drift (def. 17a). [1870 75; DRIFT + PIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • driftpin — noun : drift I 4e, 4g * * * /drift pin /, n. 1. driftbolt (def. 1). 2. drift (def. 17a). [1870 75; DRIFT + PIN] * * * driftˈpin see ↑drift (n) above …   Useful english dictionary

  • drift — driftingly, adv. driftless, adj. driftlessness, n. /drift/, n. 1. a driving movement or force; impulse; impetus; pressure. 2. Navig. (of a ship) the component of the movement that is due to the force of wind and currents. 3. Oceanog. a broad,… …   Universalium

  • driftbolt — /drift bohlt /, n. 1. Also called driftpin. a spike having a round shank and used for fastening heavy timbers together. v.t. 2. to fasten (timbers) together with a driftbolt. [1865 70; DRIFT + BOLT1] * * * …   Universalium

  • driftbolt — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : a bolt for driving out other bolts or pins 2. : a metal rod for securing timbers resembling a spike but with or without point or head * * * /drift bohlt /, n. 1. Also called driftpin. a spike having a round shank and used for …   Useful english dictionary

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