- (of a container) having a top that screws on.
- a top that can be screwed onto a container.
- a container having such a top.
Origin of screw-top
First recorded in 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for screw-top
With bail-top jars this is done by pushing the snap down; with screw-top jars by screwing cover on tightly.A Little Preserving Book for a Little Girl
If screw-top cans are used, the tops should not be twisted or turned after cooling, as this may affect the sealing.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
A moistener for postage stamps or envelopes can be easily made from a screw-top jar.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2
A flagon of white silver, flat beneath the stem, with a screw-top surmounted by a small lion; for cooling water.The Arts and Crafts of Older Spain, Volume I (of 3)
He was also an inventor in a small way, and patented a screw-top for glass bottles.Mr. Punch's History of Modern England Vol. II (of IV),--1857-1874
Charles L. Graves