Breech screw
Breech pin Breech" pin`, Breech screw Breech" screw` . A strong iron or steel plug screwed into the breech of a musket or other firearm, to close the bottom of the bore. [1913 Webster]

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  • Breech pin — Breech screw Breech screw . A strong iron or steel plug screwed into the breech of a musket or other firearm, to close the bottom of the bore. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • screw breech-block — stūmoklinė pabūklo spyna statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Tūtinio ir betūčio užtaisymo spyna, naudojama vidutinio ir didelio kalibro pabūkluose, šaudančiuose dvinariais ir trinariais šaudmenimis. Stūmoklinė pabūklo spyna susideda iš… …   Artilerijos terminų žodynas

  • Interrupted screw — An interrupted screw or interrupted thread is a mechanical device typically used in the breech of artillery guns. It is a screw that has a section of thread along its axis removed. This removal, coupled with an appropriate hole, allows the screw… …   Wikipedia

  • Rifled breech loader — A rifled breech loader (RBL) is a large artillery piece which, unlike the smooth bore cannon and rifled muzzle loader (RML) which preceded it, has rifling in the barrel and is loaded from the breech at the rear of the gun.The spin imparted by the …   Wikipedia

  • Welin breech block — The Welin breech block is a stepped, interrupted thread breech, invented by Axel Welin in 1889 or 1890. Shortly after, Vickers acquired the British patents. Though the US Navy was offered the design a year or two later, they declined and the… …   Wikipedia

  • interrupted screw — noun : a screw from which sectors have been removed by longitudinal cuts through the threads so that it can be thrust into a reciprocally machined mating part and locked by only a fraction of a turn * * * a screw having the thread interrupted in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Side screw — Side Side, a. 1. Of or pertaining to a side, or the sides; being on the side, or toward the side; lateral. [1913 Webster] One mighty squadron with a side wind sped. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, indirect; oblique; collateral; incidental; as, a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tangent screw — Tangent Tan gent, a. [L. tangens, entis, p. pr.] Touching; touching at a single point; specifically (Geom.) meeting a curve or surface at a point and having at that point the same direction as the curve or surface; said of a straight line, curve …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • interrupted screw — a screw having the thread interrupted in one or more places by longitudinal channels, as in the breech of a cannon or the lead screw of a lathe. * * * …   Universalium

  • interrupted screw — /ɪntəˌrʌptəd ˈskru/ (say intuh.ruptuhd skrooh) noun a screw with a discontinuous helix, as in a cannon breech, formed by cutting away part or parts of the thread, sometimes with part of the shaft beneath, used with a corresponding locknut …   Australian English dictionary

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