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Makes my day...
Thanks, Scott.
 
Steve Gordin SE
Irvine CA
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2006 1:13 PM
Subject: Re: Lag Bolts

The following website seems to confirm my guess (did a search after I sent
the message):

http://www.bartleby.com/61/87/L0018700.html

The site has the following entry:

"ETYMOLOGY: From lag2 (from its original use in securing barrel staves)."

HTH,

Scott
Adrian, MI


On Thu, 4 May 2006, Scott Maxwell wrote:

>
> Could be cause a definition for "lag" is: A barrel stave (i.e. the wood
> strips of a barrel)...could be that such bolts originated as connectors to
> hold the metal hoops of the barrel to the lags.
>
> Regards,
>
> Scott
> Adrian, MI
>
>
>
> On Thu, 4 May 2006, Polhemus, Bill wrote:
>
> > Idle wondering:
> >
> > Why are lag bolts called "lag" bolts?
> >
> > William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.
> > Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.
> > Houston, Texas
> > P: 832.467.2177
> > M: 281.450.8426
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