Bed screw
Bed screw Bed" screw` 1. (Naut.) A form of jack screw for lifting large bodies, and assisting in launching. [1913 Webster]

2. A long screw formerly used to fasten a bedpost to one of the adjacent side pieces. [1913 Webster]


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