- a nut threaded to receive a screw.
Origin of screw nut
First recorded in 1805–15
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Examples from the Web for screw nut
The screw-nut is as perfect as one could wish, saving, only, in the meagre allowance of hair provided for.
This is on a par with the early bows with screw-nut and cambre described in the first section of this work.
This handle may be attached at any convenient distance from the centre, by means of the slot and screw-nut J.