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screw cap

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

First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for screw cap

Historical Examples

  • Another small copper or brass tube should also be inserted in the screw-cap close to the first one.

    Growing Nuts in the North

    Carl Weschcke


British Dictionary definitions for screw cap

screw cap

noun
    1. a cap that screws on to a thread around the opening of a jar, bottle, etc to form a seal
    2. (as modifier)screw-cap wines
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