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screw-top

[ skroo-top ]

adjective

  1. (of a container) having a top that screws on.


noun

  1. a top that can be screwed onto a container.
  2. a container having such a top.

screw top

noun

  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 Forms

  • ˈscrew-ˌtop, adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of screw-top1

First recorded in 1890–95

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Example Sentences

It is an ordinary tube of wood, with a metal screw top, and the interior lined with rough cork.

For lifting screw-top jars, suitable lifters may be bought for a small sum.

Put on rubber and top, adjust top bail or screw top on with thumb and little finger.

With screw top jar screw the top on lightly, using only the thumb and little finger.

Put on rubber top and adjust top bail or screw top on with thumb and little finger.

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