lead·​screw ˈlēd-ˌskrü How to pronounce leadscrew (audio)
: a threaded rod on which a mechanism travels and can be positioned precisely

Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of leadscrew was in 1875

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Cite this Entry

“Leadscrew.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leadscrew. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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