screw cap

  1. a cap designed to screw onto the threaded mouth of a bottle, jar, or the like.

Origin of screw cap

First recorded in 1870–75

Words Nearby screw cap Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use screw cap in a sentence

  • An atomizer bulb, attached to a short copper or brass tube soldered into a metal screw-cap, is fitted to the vial.

British Dictionary definitions for screw cap

screw cap

    • a cap that screws on to a thread around the opening of a jar, bottle, etc to form a seal

    • (as modifier): screw-cap wines

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