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Definition of Screw

  • A cylinder, or a cylindrical perforation, having a continuous rib, called the thread, winding round it spirally at a constant inclination, so as to leave a continuous spiral groove between one turn and the next, -- used chiefly for producing, when revolved, motion or pressure in the direction of its axis, by the sliding of the threads of the cylinder in the grooves between the threads of the perforation adapted to it, the former being distinguished as the external, or male screw, or, more usually the screw; the latter as the internal, or female screw, or, more usually, the nut.
  • Specifically, a kind of nail with a spiral thread and a head with a nick to receive the end of the screw-driver. Screws are much used to hold together pieces of wood or to fasten something; -- called also wood screws, and screw nails. See also Screw bolt, below.
  • Anything shaped or acting like a screw; esp., a form of wheel for propelling steam vessels. It is placed at the stern, and furnished with blades having helicoidal surfaces to act against the water in the manner of a screw. See Screw propeller, below.
  • A steam vesel propelled by a screw instead of wheels; a screw steamer; a propeller.
  • An extortioner; a sharp bargainer; a skinflint; a niggard.
  • An instructor who examines with great or unnecessary severity; also, a searching or strict examination of a student by an instructor.
  • A small packet of tobacco.
  • An unsound or worn-out horse, useful as a hack, and commonly of good appearance.
  • A straight line in space with which a definite linear magnitude termed the pitch is associated (cf. 5th Pitch, 10 ). It is used to express the displacement of a rigid body, which may always be made to consist of a rotation about an axis combined with a translation parallel to that axis.
  • An amphipod crustacean; as, the skeleton screw Caprella. See Sand screw, under Sand.
  • To turn, as a screw; to apply a screw to; to press, fasten, or make firm, by means of a screw or screws; as, to screw a lock on a door; to screw a press.
  • To force; to squeeze; to press, as by screws.
  • Hence: To practice extortion upon; to oppress by unreasonable or extortionate exactions.
  • To twist; to distort; as, to screw his visage.
  • To examine rigidly, as a student; to subject to a severe examination.
  • To use violent mans in making exactions; to be oppressive or exacting.
  • To turn one's self uneasily with a twisting motion; as, he screws about in his chair.
  • slang for sexual intercourse
  • a fastener with a tapered threaded shank and a slotted head
  • a propeller with several angled blades that rotates to push against water or air
  • a simple machine of the inclined-plane type consisting of a spirally threaded cylindrical rod that engages with a similarly threaded hole
  • someone who guards prisoners
  • defeat someone through trickery or deceit
  • tighten or fasten by means of screwing motions
  • cause to penetrate, as with a circular motion
  • turn like a screw
  • have sexual intercourse with

How to use screw in a sentence. Screw pronunciation.

I passed my _viva-voce_ examination at the hands of the young lady at the desk, paid my fees, got my testamur, and was shown into the torture-chamber, where the head executioner was busy adjusting his racks and screws.
The prices on those butts ain't right, and neither's those half-inch screws.
Well, Al," turning toward him, "I cal'late this makes you kind of homesick, don't it, this talk about bills and screws and bolts and such?
To screw a little more work out of myself, my miserable, despicable, yet living, acting, and so far imperial and celestial _self;_ and this, God knows, is difficulty enough without any foreign one!
My Dear Emerson,-The day before yesterday, I heard incidentally of an unfortunate Mail Steamer, bound for America, which had lost its screw or some essential part of it; and so had, instead of carrying its Letters forward to America, been drifting about like a helpless log on the shores of Ireland till some three days ago, when its Letters and Passengers were taken out, and actually forwarded, thither.
Have you purchased another screw?
It did not seem like it, though, for as the schooner sailed on into the beautiful orange glow of the coming evening, the gunboat neared them swiftly, spreading a golden trail of light far behind her over the sea which her screw churned up into foam, while overhead trailed backward what seemed to be like a triumphant black feather of smoke.
Then I should get astern and make the end fast to one of the fans of the screw, and give the cable a hitch round as well so as to give a good hold with the loop before we lowered it overboard to sink.
And then if the fans didn't cut it when they began to revolve, they'd wind the whole of that cable round and round, and most likely regularly foul the screw badly before they found out what was wrong.
He too knew what was going on, as between them, the boatswain in the bows, the carpenter still astride the upper portion of the rudder, they got up enough of the cable to form another loop, whose head was softly plunged down into the water, passed under one fan of the great screw and over another, and then, its elasticity permitting, drawn as tight as the men could work it.
In this spirit he felt the gun again, guiding himself by his hands to its huge butt, his fingers coming in contact first with the sight and then with the two massive ball-ended levers which turned the great screw.
You didn't foul the screw, did you?
Then there was the feeling the screw move.
Why, if she'd had an English crew aboard, that cable wouldn't have stopped round the screw, and the lads wouldn't have sat down to smoke cigarettes and holloa.
He said he was the only man on board who knew of its existence, and-simply because it had not been wanted-he had almost forgotten, or, as he put it, it was for the time driven out of his head by the great trouble they were in, caused by the fouling of the screw, and the current carrying them on to the rocks.
It was entirely his notion to foul the screw.
Mrs. Lathrop screwed her face up thoughtfully, but was forced to screw it into a negation after all. "Seems funny 't father never spoke o' her after mother was so far past bein' jealous 's to be buried.
The quickly raised cry of "Man Overboard," reached the pilot house, the engine room gong boomed, the screw stopped and the "Queen" gradually lost headway.
Rand leaped from the rail, with his utmost strength, striving to escape the suction of the now backward-revolving screw, and struck out toward the man whose head was sinking under the surface, although his hands still grasped the gangplank with a feeble hold.
Aunt Selina went on, giving the screw another turn.

Examples of Screw

Example #1
I was rather taken with the rustic seat that was standing on a white fur mat in front of a scene representing the Jungfrau, but he headed me off it.
Example #2
A few more episodes of that sort eventually drove me to it.
Example #3
Cap'n Lote," he said, "but this bill of Colby and Sons for that last lot of hardware ain't accordin' to agreement.
Example #4
Captain Zelotes inspected the bill.
Example #5
We'll need somebody to heave a bucket of water on Issy pretty soon; he's gettin' kind of pert and uppish again.
Example #6
You generally are, I notice.