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screw conveyor

a device for moving loose materials, consisting of a shaft with a broad, helically wound blade rotating in a tube or trough.
Also called worm. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It is amusing to stand and watch the continuous stream of nibs rushing down, like hail in a storm, into the screw conveyor.

    Cocoa and Chocolate Arthur W. Knapp
British Dictionary definitions for screw conveyor

screw conveyor

(engineering) a duct along which material is conveyed by the rotational action of a spiral vane which lies along the length of the duct Also called worm conveyor
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