Lockwasher meaning

Lockwasher definition

There are several types of lockwashers which are designed to be placed between a flat washer and the securing nut in order to keep the nut from backing out or loosening. One type is a split ring. Another looks like a star with prongs or tangs coming out from the outer circumference. Also called a "star washer." Another type has prongs coming out of the inner circumference of the washer.

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