hand screw


a screw that can be tightened by the fingers, without the aid of a tool.
Also called hand-screw clamp. Carpentry. a clamp having two wooden jaws that are adjusted by two long screws.

Nearby words

  1. hand over,
  2. hand over fist,
  3. hand over hand,
  4. hand press,
  5. hand puppet,
  6. hand scroll,
  7. hand setting,
  8. hand tight,
  9. hand to hand,
  10. hand to mouth, from

Origin of hand screw

First recorded in 1755–65

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