Screw meaning

Screw definition

1. A spiral path along a cylinder.
2. A fastening device. A screw is like an inclined plane wrapped up. It can take a rotating force and change it into a much larger straight-line force. Also see bleed screw , idle air bleed screw , idle mixture screw , idle speed screw , Phillips head screw , Robertson screw , and self-tapping screw .

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