[ skroo-top ]
/ ˈskruˌtɒp /


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


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

Origin of screw-top

First recorded in 1890–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for screw top

screw top


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
a bottle or container having such a lid

Derived Forms

screw-top or screw-topped, adjective
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