Definition of Cap screw

1. Noun. A threaded screw for machine parts; screws into a tapped hole.

Generic synonyms: Screw

Definition of Cap screw

1. Noun. A screw that is threaded along the entire length of the shaft and has a cap which is intended to rest against the side of the outermost material being screwed together when the screw has been screwed in to its maximum extent. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cap Screw

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cap screw (current term)
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Literary usage of Cap screw

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)
"S. cap screw ha« 20 threads per inch. Whereas a SAE cap screw (table 102. chart ... Nuts axe not usually used on capscrews as the cap screw is generally ..."

2. The Science of Railways by Marshall Monroe Kirkman (1912)
"... 116, Piston Spring; 117, Square Head cap screw for Small Cylinder Cap; 118, Oval Fillister Head cap screw; 119, Emergency Piston Bush. ..."

3. Shop Sketching by Joseph William Woolley, Roy Brodhead Meredith (1913)
"A cap screw is similar to a bolt, but is used without a nut. ... A cap screw is used by passing it through one of the pieces to be fastened together and ..."

4. Catalogue by Westinghouse Air Brake Company (1894)
"Stuffing Box Gland. Air Cylinder Oil Cup. Short cap screw ... cap screw Wrench. Orders must give number of Plat»1 and of piece wanted. ..."

5. Machine Drawing: The Principles of Graphic Expression as Illustrated by by Gardner Chase Anthony (1910)
"Also, the term Machine screw is limited to screws of small size which are designated by number instead of by diameter. 28. cap screw. Fig. 35. ..."

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