machine screw

  1. a threaded fastener, either used with a nut or driven into a tapped hole, usually having a diameter of about 1/4 inch (6.4 millimeters) or less and a slotted head for tightening by a screwdriver.

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How to use machine screw in a sentence

  • It was a small inconvenience, but they were easily replaced with a few machine screws and nuts.

  • Provide a machine screw, S, for the hole C and drill a small tapered hole in the end of the screw.

  • When a machine screw is turned around just once, it moves forward a certain distance, as a glance at Fig. 36 will show.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats | Raymond Francis Yates
  • A bolt or machine screw was threaded 151 through the nut, so that its inner end pressed against the sighting rod.

    The Scientific American Boy | A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
  • It was a real big screw, as they go, a 4-40 flat head machine screw with a length of about three-quarters of an inch.

    The Trouble with Telstar | John Berryman

British Dictionary definitions for machine screw

machine screw

  1. a fastening screw with a machine-cut thread throughout the length of its shank

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