Kingbolt meaning

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The definition of a kingbolt is a main bolt that connects the front axle of a vehicle with the body.

An example of kingbolt is how railroad cars are connected together.

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A vertical bolt that joins the body of a wagon or other vehicle to its front axle and usually acts as a pivot.
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Any main bolt; esp., one that acts as a vertical pivot for a turning vehicle, as that connecting the front axle of a wagon, etc., or the truck of a railroad car, with the body.
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The main bolt of a structure, especially the bolt in a motor vehicle that links the chassis to the axle, providing the steering pivot.
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