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jackscrew

[jak-skroo] /ˈdʒækˌskru/
noun
1.
a jack for lifting consisting of a screw steadied by a threaded support and carrying a plate or other part bearing the load.
Also called screw jack.
Origin of jackscrew
1760-1770
1760-70; jack1 + screw
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  • The axle was slightly bent, and a blacksmith had to bring clamps and a jackscrew before the new wheel could be adjusted.

    The Silent Barrier Louis Tracy
  • The Indian gazed a moment, then rose quickly, and put on the jackscrew.

    Rolf In The Woods Ernest Thompson Seton
British Dictionary definitions for jackscrew

jackscrew

/ˈdʒækˌskruː/
noun
1.
another name for screw jack
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