Definition of expansion bolt in English:

expansion bolt

Line breaks: ex¦pan|sion bolt

noun

A bolt that expands when inserted, no thread being required in the surrounding material.
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  • While most find electric pylons an eyesore, for Brower even a climber's expansion bolt left in the mountain is offensive - an ‘ego-bolt’, as he calls it.
  • He participated in the first ascent of New Mexico's Shiprock; later, as an environmentalist, he would lament the rock damage caused by the expansion bolts and pitons used on the climb.
  • This ascent took ‘45 days spread over a period of 18 months; a total of 675 pitons and 125 expansion bolts were used.’

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