Definition of Screw key
1. Noun. A wrench for turning a screw.
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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 ..."