screw thread

noun

Definition of screw thread

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

Examples of screw thread in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their screw threads on the outside grip the drywall. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, "Making sure that shelf is securely attached to the wall," 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, "Volcano 'music' could help scientists monitor eruptions," 18 June 2018 Apply silicone grease to the screw threads, then reassemble the faucet in reverse sequence. The Editors Of House Beautiful, House Beautiful, "How to Fix a Clogged Sink and Leaky Faucet," 11 Feb. 2015

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First Known Use of screw thread

circa 1812, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Screw thread.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/screw%20thread. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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