lead screw

[ leed ]
/ lid /
|

noun

(on a lathe) a rotating horizontal screw for moving the tool carriage along the work at a constant rate.

Nearby words

  1. lead on,
  2. lead one to,
  3. lead oxide,
  4. lead pencil,
  5. lead poisoning,
  6. lead sheet,
  7. lead tetraethyl,
  8. lead the way,
  9. lead time,
  10. lead track

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British Dictionary definitions for lead screw

lead screw

/ (liːd) /

noun

a threaded rod that drives the tool carriage in a lathe when screw cutting, etc
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