machine screw
machine screw machine screw n. A type of screw used either with a nut or with a tapped hole; it has a slotted head which can be driven by a screwdriver. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • Machine screw — Machine Ma*chine (m[.a]*sh[=e]n ), n. [F., fr. L. machina machine, engine, device, trick, Gr. ?, from ? means, expedient. Cf. {Mechanic}.] 1. In general, any combination of bodies so connected that their relative motions are constrained, and by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • machine screw — n. a small screw designed for fastening metal parts having tapped holes: see SCREW …   English World dictionary

  • machine screw — a threaded fastener, either used with a nut or driven into a tapped hole, usually having a diameter of about 1/4 in. (6.4 mm) or less and a slotted head for tightening by a screwdriver. Cf. cap screw, machine bolt. * * * …   Universalium

  • machine screw — noun a screw used either with a nut or with a tapped hole; slotted head can be driven by a screwdriver • Hypernyms: ↑screw …   Useful english dictionary

  • machine screw — noun A screw designed for metal or a similar material, usually with no point and a relatively fine thread, intended for prepared, threaded holes …   Wiktionary

  • machine screw — A screw with thread running the length of the shank and available with a variety of different heads …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • machine screw — noun a fastening device similar to a bolt but having a socket in its head which allows it to be turned with a screwdriver …   English new terms dictionary

  • Machine — Ma*chine (m[.a]*sh[=e]n ), n. [F., fr. L. machina machine, engine, device, trick, Gr. ?, from ? means, expedient. Cf. {Mechanic}.] 1. In general, any combination of bodies so connected that their relative motions are constrained, and by means of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Machine gun — Machine Ma*chine (m[.a]*sh[=e]n ), n. [F., fr. L. machina machine, engine, device, trick, Gr. ?, from ? means, expedient. Cf. {Mechanic}.] 1. In general, any combination of bodies so connected that their relative motions are constrained, and by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Machine shop — Machine Ma*chine (m[.a]*sh[=e]n ), n. [F., fr. L. machina machine, engine, device, trick, Gr. ?, from ? means, expedient. Cf. {Mechanic}.] 1. In general, any combination of bodies so connected that their relative motions are constrained, and by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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