screw thread


: the projecting helical rib of a screw
: one complete turn of a screw thread

Examples of screw thread in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead, use an extendible pole with screw threads for attaching painting tools. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, 16 June 2023 Their screw threads on the outside grip the drywall. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, 26 Nov. 2019 The researchers dubbed the sounds tornillos, the Spanish word for screws, because on the monitors, the sound waves looked like screw threads. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, 18 June 2018 Apply silicone grease to the screw threads, then reassemble the faucet in reverse sequence. The Editors Of House Beautiful, House Beautiful, 11 Feb. 2015

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1812, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of screw thread was circa 1812

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“Screw thread.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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