- a device for applying pressure by the turning of a threaded shaft.
Origin of screw press
First recorded in 1680–90
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Examples from the Web for screw press
This operation is performed by the aid of a punch and die fitted into a screw-press.The Story of the Invention of Steel Pens
Roast a juicy leg of mutton three-quarters; then gash it in several places, and press out the juice by a screw-press.The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual
Spencer impressed a form of type on a planed piece of sheet-lead and subjected both of them to the action of a screw-press.From Xylographs to Lead Molds; A.D. 1440-A.D. 1921
H. C. Forster
When the juice has been obtained by the aid of a screw-press or any other means, it is heavy, cloudy, and sour.
Then gash it in several places, and press out the juyce by a screw-press.The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened