Share this entry

lug nut Syllabification: lug nut

Definition of lug nut in English:


A large rounded nut that fits over a heavy bolt, used especially to attach the wheel of a vehicle to its axle.
Example sentences
  • Consider what happens, for example, if you leave a lug nut off a car wheel; you run the risk of the car careening off the road.
  • There is a storm coming behind us from the west and one of the lug bolts has come loose from the wheel, so that I can't get the lug nut off.
  • That means that you were the one that didn't tighten the lug nut down.

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.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day haughty
Pronunciation: ˈhôdē
arrogantly superior and disdainful