Hindley's screw

noun

Hind·​ley's screw
ˈhī|n(d)lēz-,
ˈhi|
: an endless screw or worm shaped like an hourglass to fit a part of the circumference of a worm wheel so as to increase the bearing area and thereby diminish the wear

called also hourglass screw

Word History

Etymology

after Henry Hindley, 18th century English clockmaker

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“Hindley's screw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hindley%27s%20screw. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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