screw jack
noun Date: 1719 a screw-operated jack for lifting, exerting pressure, or adjusting position (as of a machine part)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Screw jack — 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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  • screw jack — noun screw operated jack • Syn: ↑jackscrew • Hypernyms: ↑jack * * * noun : jackscrew * * * jackscrew. [1710 20] * * * screw jack noun A jack for lifting heavy wei …   Useful english dictionary

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  • screw-jack — /ˈskru dʒæk/ (say skrooh jak) noun a jack (jack1 def. 3) which obtains its lifting power from the turning of a screw. Also, jackscrew …   Australian English dictionary

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  • screw jack — jackscrew. [1710 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • screw jack — n. jackscrew, machine that raises heavy objects …   English contemporary dictionary

  • traversing screw jack — noun or traversing jack : a screw jack that besides the raising and lowering device has a base piece with a slideway along which the jack proper can be traversed called also swing jack …   Useful english dictionary

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