Lighter screw
Lighter Light"er, n. [D. ligter, fr. ligt light. See {Light} not heavy.] (Naut.) A large boat or barge, mainly used in unloading or loading vessels which can not reach the wharves at the place of shipment or delivery. [1913 Webster]

{Lighter screw} (Mach.), a screw for adjusting the distance between the stones in a grinding mill by raising or lowering the bridgetree. [1913 Webster]


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