screw thread

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noun

Also called worm. the helical ridge of a screw.
a full turn of the helical ridge of a screw.

Nearby words

  1. screw plate,
  2. screw press,
  3. screw propeller,
  4. screw someone out of,
  5. screw tap,
  6. screw top,
  7. screw up,
  8. screw up one's courage,
  9. screw you,
  10. screw-off

Origin of screw thread

First recorded in 1805–15

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British Dictionary definitions for screw thread

screw thread

noun

the helical ridge on a screw formed by a die or lathe tool
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