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machine screw

a threaded fastener, either used with a nut or driven into a tapped hole, usually having a diameter of about 1/4 inch (6.4 mm) or less and a slotted head for tightening by a screwdriver. Unabridged
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  • Provide a machine screw, S, for the hole C and drill a small tapered hole in the end of the screw.

  • A bolt or machine screw was threaded 151 through the nut, so that its inner end pressed against the sighting rod.

    The Scientific American Boy

    A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
  • When a machine screw is turned around just once, it moves forward a certain distance, as a glance at Fig. 36 will show.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats Raymond Francis Yates
British Dictionary definitions for machine screw

machine screw

a fastening screw with a machine-cut thread throughout the length of its shank
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