Definition of Screw key

1. Noun. A wrench for turning a screw.

Generic synonyms: Spanner, Wrench

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Screw Key

screw arteries
screw auger
screw augur
screw back
screw bean
screw cap
screw caps
screw drive
screw elevator
screw eye
screw it
screw jack
screw joint
screw key (current term)
screw log
screw off
screw over
screw pile
screw pinch
screw pine
screw propeller
screw shoe
screw shoes
screw that
screw the pooch
screw this
screw thread
screw threads

Literary usage of Screw key

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

1. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Charles Robert Cross (1861)
"The collar was then placed between the three dies, and the pressure was applied by means of a screw-key until the annular beads, or rings, projecting from ..."

2. The Mechanics' Magazine (1855)
"... which is a screw key. is fitted to the lock plate, and receives the key, on the lower end of which may be a bit to catch one or more tumblers. ..."

3. English Mechanic and World of Science: With which are Incorporated "the (1892)
"Chucks for the plain lathe are threaded with a tap or screw-key, ... The reader is referred to this screw-key, which will be spoken of under the heading of ..."

4. A Dictionary of Psychological Medicine: Giving the Definition, Etymology and by Daniel Hack Tuke (1892)
"The point of the ordinary screw-key, or of the fish-tail gag, ... This screw-key or gag is made of steel. It consists of two separate prongs, ..."

5. Iron: An Illustrated Weekly Journal for Iron and Steel Manufacturers edited by Sholto Percy, Perry Fairfax Nursey (1855)
"A screw pin, being an exact counterpart of the key, which is a screw key, is fitted to the lock plate, and receives the key, on the lower end of which may ..."

6. The Works' Manager's Hand-book of Modern Rules, Tables, and Data for Civil by Walter S. Hutton (1901)
"A Screw-Key or Spanner for Nuts should have the end bent at an angle of 15° ... The length of a screw-key, from end to end, is generally equal to from 7 to ..."

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