wing-nut

Definitions

Cars & Driving

  • noun
    (written as wing nut)
    a nut with two flat projections like wings so that it can be easily turned by hand

Construction

  • (written as wing nut)
    A nut provided with wing-like projections to facilitate turning by hand.

Slang

  • noun a person with protruding ears. The jocular pejorative, heard in all English-speaking areas but particularly the USA, has been applied to Prince Charles, among others.
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