screwplate

or screw plate

[ skroo-pleyt ]
/ ˈskruˌpleɪt /

noun

a metal plate having threaded holes, used for cutting screw threads by hand.

Nearby words

  1. screwdriver,
  2. screwed,
  3. screwed up,
  4. screwhead,
  5. screwpine,
  6. screwup,
  7. screwworm,
  8. screwworm fly,
  9. screwy,
  10. scriabin

Origin of screwplate

First recorded in 1650–60; screw + plate1

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British Dictionary definitions for screw plate

screw plate

noun

a steel plate with threaded holes used for making male screws
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