Archimedes' screw

noun
Ar·​chi·​me·​des' screw | \ ˌär-kə-ˈmē-dēz- How to pronounce Archimedes' screw (audio) \

Definition of Archimedes' screw

: 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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Archimedes' screw

First Known Use of Archimedes' screw

1653, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Archimedes' screw

Archimedes

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The first known use of Archimedes' screw was in 1653

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Cite this Entry

“Archimedes' screw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Archimedes%27%20screw. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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