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Archimedes' screw

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noun Ar·chi·me·des' screw \ˌär-kə-ˈmē-dēz-\

Definition of Archimedes' screw

  1. :  a device made of a tube bent spirally around an axis or of a broad-threaded screw encased by a cylinder and used to raise water



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Origin of archimedes' screw

Archimedes


First Known Use: 1728


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