noun1. a screw that is used to adjust the tension on a spring• Hypernyms: ↑screw2. 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
* * *\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun1. : 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 screw2. : a screw for regulating a valve opening or a spring tension
* * */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]
* * *setˈscrew nounA screw used to prevent relative motion by exerting pressure with its point• • •Main Entry: ↑set
Useful english dictionary. 2012.