screw conveyor


noun

a device for moving loose materials, consisting of a shaft with a broad, helically wound blade rotating in a tube or trough.

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British Dictionary definitions for screw conveyor

screw conveyor

noun

engineering a duct along which material is conveyed by the rotational action of a spiral vane which lies along the length of the ductAlso called: worm conveyor
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