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Meaning of rock bolt

rock' bolt"

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— Mining, Civ. Engin. Mining,Civ. Engin.
  1. a steel or fiberglass bolt inserted and anchored in a hole drilled in rock to prevent caving of the roof of a tunnel or subterranean chamber.
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