Scroll chuck
Scroll Scroll, n. [A dim. of OE. scroue, scrowe (whence E. escrow), OF. escroe, escroue, F. ['e]crou entry in the jail book, LL. scroa scroll, probably of Teutonic origin; cf. OD. schroode a strip, shred, slip of paper, akin to E. shred. Cf. {Shred}, {Escrow}.] 1. A roll of paper or parchment; a writing formed into a roll; a schedule; a list. [1913 Webster]

The heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll. --Isa. xxxiv. 4. [1913 Webster]

Here is the scroll of every man's name. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. (Arch.) An ornament formed of undulations giving off spirals or sprays, usually suggestive of plant form. Roman architectural ornament is largely of some scroll pattern. [1913 Webster]

3. A mark or flourish added to a person's signature, intended to represent a seal, and in some States allowed as a substitute for a seal. [U.S.] --Burrill. [1913 Webster]

4. (Geom.) Same as {Skew surface}. See under {Skew}. [1913 Webster]

{Linen scroll} (Arch.) See under {Linen}.

{Scroll chuck} (Mach.), an adjustable chuck, applicable to a lathe spindle, for centering and holding work, in which the jaws are adjusted and tightened simultaneously by turning a disk having in its face a spiral groove which is entered by teeth on the backs of the jaws.

{Scroll saw}. See under {Saw}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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