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Screw and Screw (simple machine)

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Various screws.
Ship screw.

Middle French escroue (nut, socket) (Modern French écrou), from Latin scrofa (sow), referring to the screw-like tip of a boar's penis.

Singular
screw

Plural
screws

screw (plural screws)

  1. A simple machine, a helical inclined plane.
  2. A (usually) metal fastener consisting of a shank partially or completely threaded shank, sometimes with a threaded point, and a head used to both hold the top material and to drive the screw either directly into a soft material or into a prepared hole.
  3. (nautical) A ship's propeller.
  4. An Archimedes screw.
  5. (slang) A prison officer.
  6. (vulgar) Sexual intercourse; the act of screwing.
    have a good screw
  7. (slang) Salary, wages.


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