feathering screw

noun

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

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History and Etymology for feathering screw

feathering from gerund of feather entry 2

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“Feathering screw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feathering%20screw. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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