cap screw


noun

a fastener for machine parts, threaded along the whole length of its shank and held by threads tapped in the hole in which it is screwed.

Nearby words

  1. cap it all,
  2. cap jib,
  3. cap of maintenance,
  4. cap pistol,
  5. cap rock,
  6. cap sleeve,
  7. cap spinning,
  8. cap'n,
  9. cap-a-pie,
  10. cap-and-trade


Origin of cap screw

First recorded in 1880–85

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British Dictionary definitions for cap screw

cap screw

noun

a screwed bolt with a cylindrical head having a hexagonal recess. The bolt is turned using a wrench of hexagonal cross section
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