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lead screw

[leed] /lid/
noun
1.
(on a lathe) a rotating horizontal screw for moving the tool carriage along the work at a constant rate.
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lead screw

/liːd/
noun
1.
a threaded rod that drives the tool carriage in a lathe when screw cutting, etc
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