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Origin of screw jack
First recorded in 1710–20
Words nearby screw jack
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Example sentences from the Web for screw jack
The screw-jack was powerless to destroy the work of Chaucers time.Haunted London|Walter Thornbury
One end of the log was then lifted by a screw-jack until level with the saw-bench.Redskin and Cow-Boy|G. A. (George Alfred) Henty
In the case of the screw-jack, it may be used to raise a heavy weight.The Library of Work and Play: Mechanics, Indoors and Out|Fred T. Hodgson
British Dictionary definitions for screw jack
a lifting device utilizing the mechanical advantage of a screw thread, the effort being applied through a bevel driveAlso called: jackscrew, jack
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