Lug

Definition of Lug

Pronunciation: lŭgd
n.1.The ear, or its lobe.
2.That which projects like an ear, esp. that by which anything is supported, carried, or grasped, or to which a support is fastened; an ear; as, the lugs of a kettle; the lugs of a founder's flask; the lug (handle) of a jug.
3.(Mach.) A projecting piece to which anything, as a rod, is attached, or against which anything, as a wedge or key, bears, or through which a bolt passes, etc.
4.(Harness) The leather loop or ear by which a shaft is held up.
5.(Zool.) The lugworm.
6.A man; sometimes implying clumsiness.
Lug bolt
(Mach.) a bolt terminating in a long, flat extension which takes the place of a head; a strap bolt.
Lug nut
(Mach.) a large nut fitting a heavy bolt; - used especially of the nuts used to attach wheels to vehicles.
Lug wrench
(Mach.) a wrench used to tighten or loosen lug nuts, usually a steel rod having a hexagonally shaped socket which fits closely over the lug nut; sometimes in the shape of a cross, having several such sockets, one at the end of each arm, to accommodate nuts of different sizes.
v. i.1.To pull with force; to haul; to drag along; to carry with difficulty, as something heavy or cumbersome.
[imp. & p. p. Lugged (lŭgd); p. pr. & vb. n. Lugging (lŭg"gĭng).]
They must divide the image among them, and so lug off every one his share.
- Collier.
1.To move slowly and heavily.
n.1.The act of lugging; as, a hard lug; that which is lugged; as, the pack is a heavy lug.
2.Anything which moves slowly.
1.A rod or pole.
2.A measure of length, being 16½ feet; a rod, pole, or perch.
Chimney lug
a pole on which a kettle is hung over the fire, either in a chimney or in the open air.
- Whittier.

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