Forelock bolt
Forelock Fore"lock`, n. 1. The lock of hair that grows from the forepart of the head. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mech.) A cotter or split pin, as in a slot in a bolt, to prevent retraction; a linchpin; a pin fastening the cap-square of a gun. [1913 Webster]

{Forelock bolt}, a bolt retained by a key, gib, or cotter passing through a slot.

{Forelock hook} (Rope Making), a winch or whirl by which a bunch of three yarns is twisted into a standard. --Knight.

{To take time by the forelock} or {To take occasion by the forelock}, to make prompt use of anything; not to let slip an opportunity. [1913 Webster]

Time is painted with a lock before and bald behind, signifying thereby that we must take time by the forelock; for when it is once past, there is no recalling it. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

On occasion's forelock watchful wait. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


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  • Forelock — Fore lock , n. 1. The lock of hair that grows from the forepart of the head. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mech.) A cotter or split pin, as in a slot in a bolt, to prevent retraction; a linchpin; a pin fastening the cap square of a gun. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Forelock hook — Forelock Fore lock , n. 1. The lock of hair that grows from the forepart of the head. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mech.) A cotter or split pin, as in a slot in a bolt, to prevent retraction; a linchpin; a pin fastening the cap square of a gun. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forelock — I. /ˈfɔlɒk / (say fawlok) noun 1. the lock of hair that grows from the forepart of the head. 2. a prominent or somewhat detached lock above the forehead. –phrase 3. take time by the forelock, to seize an opportunity. 4. touch (or tug){{}} (or… …   Australian English dictionary

  • forelock — forelock1 /fawr lok , fohr /, n. 1. the lock of hair that grows from the fore part of the head. 2. (of a horse) a tuft of hair above or on the forehead. See diag. under horse. [1640 50; FORE + LOCK2; prob. not continuous with OE foreloccas (pl.) …   Universalium

  • To take occasion by the forelock — Forelock Fore lock , n. 1. The lock of hair that grows from the forepart of the head. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mech.) A cotter or split pin, as in a slot in a bolt, to prevent retraction; a linchpin; a pin fastening the cap square of a gun. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To take time by the forelock — Forelock Fore lock , n. 1. The lock of hair that grows from the forepart of the head. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mech.) A cotter or split pin, as in a slot in a bolt, to prevent retraction; a linchpin; a pin fastening the cap square of a gun. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lug bolt — Lug Lug (l[u^]g), n. [Sw. lugg the forelock.] 1. The ear, or its lobe. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 2. That which projects like an ear, esp. that by which anything is supported, carried, or grasped, or to which a support is fastened; an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Key bolt — Key Key (k[=e]), n. [OE. keye, key, kay, AS. c[ae]g.] 1. An instrument by means of which the bolt of a lock is shot or drawn; usually, a removable metal instrument fitted to the mechanism of a particular lock and operated by turning in its place …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lug — (l[u^]g), n. [Sw. lugg the forelock.] 1. The ear, or its lobe. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 2. That which projects like an ear, esp. that by which anything is supported, carried, or grasped, or to which a support is fastened; an ear; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lug nut — Lug Lug (l[u^]g), n. [Sw. lugg the forelock.] 1. The ear, or its lobe. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 2. That which projects like an ear, esp. that by which anything is supported, carried, or grasped, or to which a support is fastened; an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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