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  • screwlike — adjective Resembling a screw (mechanical fastener) or some aspect of one …   Wiktionary

  • screw — I. noun Etymology: Middle English scrue, from Middle French escroe female screw, nut, from Medieval Latin scrofa, from Latin, sow Date: 15th century 1. a. a simple machine of the inclined plane type consisting of a spirally grooved solid cylinder …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • blow fly — any of numerous dipterous insects of the family Calliphoridae that deposit their eggs or larvae on carrion, excrement, etc., or in wounds of living animals. Also, blowfly. [1815 25] * * * ▪ insect also spelled  blowfly,    any member in a family… …   Universalium

  • eland — /ee leuhnd/, n., pl. elands, (esp. collectively) eland. either of two large African antelopes of the genus Taurotragus, having long, spirally twisted horns: now rare. [1780 90; < Afrik < D eland elk (MD elen, elant) < early modern G Elen(d), prob …   Universalium

  • gear — gearless, adj. /gear/, n. 1. Mach. a. a part, as a disk, wheel, or section of a shaft, having cut teeth of such form, size, and spacing that they mesh with teeth in another part to transmit or receive force and motion. b. an assembly of such… …   Universalium

  • nuclear fusion — fusion (def. 4). [1895 1900] * * * Process by which nuclear reactions between light elements form heavier ones, releasing huge amounts of energy. In 1939 Hans Bethe suggested that the energy output of the sun and other stars is a result of fusion …   Universalium

  • pandanus — /pan day neuhs, dan euhs/, n., pl. pandanuses. any plant of the genus Pandanus, having sword shaped leaves arranged in a spiral, comprising the screw pines. [1770 80; < NL, based on Malay pandan name for such plants] * * * ▪ plant also called … …   Universalium

  • screw — screwable, adj. screwer, n. screwless, adj. screwlike, adj. /skrooh/, n. 1. a metal fastener having a tapered shank with a helical thread, and topped with a slotted head, driven into wood or the like by rotating, esp. by means of a screwdriver. 2 …   Universalium

  • screw-on — /skrooh on , awn /, adj. 1. attached, connected, or closed by screwing onto another part of a container or receptacle. 2. (of an earring) held on the earlobe by a small screwlike post with a disk at the tip. [1925 30; adj. use of v. phrase screw… …   Universalium

  • screw pile — screw piling. a pile that is used for the foundations of bridges, lighthouses, etc., and has a screwlike lower end for drilling through and taking firm hold in compacted material. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

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