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  1. (of a container) having a top that screws on.
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  1. a top that can be screwed onto a container.
  2. a container having such a top.
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Origin of screw-top

First recorded in 1890–95
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British Dictionary definitions for screw top

screw top

  1. a lid with a threaded rim that is turned on the corresponding thread on the neck of a bottle or container to close it securely
  2. a bottle or container having such a lid
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Derived Formsscrew-top or screw-topped, adjective
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