screw jack

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noun


Nearby words

  1. screw cap,
  2. screw conveyor,
  3. screw eye,
  4. screw fly,
  5. screw hook,
  6. screw loose,
  7. screw nail,
  8. screw nut,
  9. screw pile,
  10. screw pine

Origin of screw jack

First recorded in 1710–20

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British Dictionary definitions for screw jack

screw jack

noun

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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