Endless screw
Endless End"less, a. [AS. endele['a]s. See {End}.] 1. Without end; having no end or conclusion; perpetual; interminable; -- applied to length, and to duration; as, an endless line; endless time; endless bliss; endless praise; endless clamor. [1913 Webster]

2. Infinite; excessive; unlimited. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Without profitable end; fruitless; unsatisfying. [R.] ``All loves are endless.'' --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

4. Void of design; objectless; as, an endless pursuit. [1913 Webster]

5. having a linear or ribbonlike form with the two ends connected together, such as in a circle, ellipse, torus, or any other closed loop. Belts or chains used in drive mechanisms are considered endless in this sense. See {endless chain}. [PJC]

{Endless chain}, a chain which is made continuous by uniting its two ends.

{Endless screw}. (Mech.) See under {Screw}.

Syn: Eternal; everlasting; interminable; infinite; unlimited; incessant; perpetual; uninterrupted; continual; unceasing; unending; boundless; undying; imperishable. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • endless screw — begalinis sraigtas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. endless screw; perpetual screw vok. endlose Schraube, f rus. бесконечный винт, m pranc. vis sans fin, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Endless — End less, a. [AS. endele[ a]s. See {End}.] 1. Without end; having no end or conclusion; perpetual; interminable; applied to length, and to duration; as, an endless line; endless time; endless bliss; endless praise; endless clamor. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Endless chain — Endless End less, a. [AS. endele[ a]s. See {End}.] 1. Without end; having no end or conclusion; perpetual; interminable; applied to length, and to duration; as, an endless line; endless time; endless bliss; endless praise; endless clamor. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Screw — (skr[udd]), n. [OE. scrue, OF. escroue, escroe, female screw, F. [ e]crou, L. scrobis a ditch, trench, in LL., the hole made by swine in rooting; cf. D. schroef a screw, G. schraube, Icel. skr[=u]fa.] 1. A cylinder, or a cylindrical perforation,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Screw bolt — Screw Screw (skr[udd]), n. [OE. scrue, OF. escroue, escroe, female screw, F. [ e]crou, L. scrobis a ditch, trench, in LL., the hole made by swine in rooting; cf. D. schroef a screw, G. schraube, Icel. skr[=u]fa.] 1. A cylinder, or a cylindrical… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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