Carriage bolt pertains to a bolt with a round head and square shoulder. The square shoulder gets pulled into the hole and keeps the bolt from turning when the nut is being tightened.

The round head doesn't need a washer, has no edges to scrape or catch things and gives a finished look.

Ref: 122672/2006-09-19


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Alternative Spellings (Synonyms): carriages, bolters, Bolts

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