screw jack

noun

: a screw-operated jack for lifting, exerting pressure, or adjusting position (as of a machine part)

Word History

First Known Use

1719, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of screw jack was in 1719

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“Screw jack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/screw%20jack. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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