setscrew

noun
set·​screw | \ ˈset-ˌskrü How to pronounce setscrew (audio) \

Definition of setscrew

1 : a screw screwed through one part tightly upon or into another part to prevent relative movement
2 : a screw for regulating a valve opening or a spring tension

First Known Use of setscrew

1849, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about setscrew

Statistics for setscrew

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for setscrew

The first known use of setscrew was in 1849

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on setscrew

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with setscrew

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about setscrew

Comments on setscrew

What made you want to look up setscrew? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

transposition of initial sounds of words

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Word Puzzles

  • alt 57589b2b4c6a3
  • Which answer pairs best with each of the following words? living, estate, club, music, road, mile
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!