Definition of feathering screw
: a screw propeller on a ship the blades of which may be moved while revolving to alter the pitch, to reverse the ship, or to move edgeways through the water
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of feathering screw
feathering from gerund of 2feather
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up feathering screw? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).