Rawlplug

['rɔ:lplʌg]
noun Brit. trademark a thin plastic or fibre sheath that is inserted into a hole in masonry in order to hold a screw.
Origin
early 20th cent.: from Rawlings (the engineers who introduced it) + plug.

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  • rawlplug — /ˈrɔlplʌg / (say rawlplug) noun a small drilled plug (def. 2) inserted into a hole in a wall as a fixing for a nail or screw. {trademark} …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Rawlplug — n. (British) trademark of a thin plastic sheath inserted into a hole in stonework to hold a screw …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Rawlplug — n. propr. a thin cylindrical plug for holding a screw or nail in masonry. Etymology: Rawlings, name of the engineers who introduced it …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Rawlplug Ltd. — Rawlplug Ltd. is a British engineering company. It is named after Rawlplug , a tradename it owns, which has become genericised in the UK as a name for wall plugs. The rawlplug product was invented by John Joseph Rawlings in 1911. Rawlplug history …   Wikipedia

  • Wall plug — A wall plug or Rawlplug trade; is a type of used in building. It allows screws to be fitted into masonry walls.There are many forms of wall plug, but the most common principle is to use a tapered tube of soft material, such as plastic. This is… …   Wikipedia

  • John Joseph Rawlings — was a British engineer and inventor of the wall plug, also known from his name as the rawlplug . He invented in around 1910/1911, filled a patent in 1911, trademarked the rawlplug name in 1912 and was granted the patent in 1913. In 1919 his… …   Wikipedia

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