setscrew


setscrew
noun
1. a screw that is used to adjust the tension on a spring
Hypernyms: ↑screw
2. a screw (often without a head) that fits into the boss or hub of a wheel or cam etc. and prevents motion of the part relative to the shaft on which it is mounted
Hypernyms: ↑screw

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun
1. : a machine screw designed to be screwed through a metal part (as a collar) and to jam tightly upon another part (as a shaft) so as to prevent relative movement — compare clamp screw
2. : a screw for regulating a valve opening or a spring tension

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/set"skrooh'/, n.
a screw passing through a threaded hole in a part to tighten the contact of that part with another, as of a collar with the shaft on which it fits.
[1850-55; SET + SCREW]

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setˈscrew noun
A screw used to prevent relative motion by exerting pressure with its point
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Main Entry:set

Useful english dictionary. 2012.


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