setscrew

[set-skroo]
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noun

a screw passing through a threaded hole in a part to tighten the contact of that part with another, as of a collar with the shaft on which it fits.

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  8. settecentesque,
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Origin of setscrew

First recorded in 1850–55; set + screw

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British Dictionary definitions for setscrew

setscrew

noun

a screw that fits into the boss or hub of a wheel, coupling, cam, etc, and prevents motion of the part relative to the shaft on which it is mounted
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