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screw thread

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  1. Also called worm. the helical ridge of a screw.
  2. a full turn of the helical ridge of a screw.
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Origin of screw thread

First recorded in 1805–15
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screw thread

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