Anchor bolt

any of several kinds of bolts inserted and fixed in masonry as a hold for timbers, shelves, etc.
Historical Examples

The forms were removed by divers who loosened the anchor bolt wedges.
Concrete Construction Halbert P. Gillette

The trouble is that that would not have been too good for the anchor bolt.
Thin Edge Gordon Randall Garrett

The ship moved away from the asteroid and yawed around so that the “tail” was pointed toward the anchor bolt.
Thin Edge Gordon Randall Garrett


a long, usu. L-shaped, bolt embedded in concrete or another strong material for the purpose of fastening to a foundation or other support
Usage Note

in UK, ‘through bolt’


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