Definition of Rawlplug in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈrɔːlplʌɡ/


British trademark
A thin plastic or fibre sheath that is inserted into a hole in masonry in order to hold a screw.
Example sentences
  • The correct method is to drill a series of holes, insert Rawlplugs and screw in the vine ties tightly.


Early 20th century: from Rawlings (the name of the engineers who introduced it) + plug.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: Rawl|plug

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.