leadscrew

noun
lead·​screw | \ ˈlēd-ˌskrü How to pronounce leadscrew (audio) \

Definition of leadscrew

: a threaded rod on which a mechanism travels and can be positioned precisely

First Known Use of leadscrew

1875, in the meaning defined above

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“Leadscrew.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leadscrew. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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