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machine screw

a threaded fastener, either used with a nut or driven into a tapped hole, usually having a diameter of about 1/4 inch (6.4 mm) or less and a slotted head for tightening by a screwdriver. Unabridged
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  • Provide a machine screw, S, for the hole C and drill a small tapered hole in the end of the screw.

  • When a machine screw is turned around just once, it moves forward a certain distance, as a glance at Fig. 36 will show.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats Raymond Francis Yates
  • A bolt or machine screw was threaded 151 through the nut, so that its inner end pressed against the sighting rod.

    The Scientific American Boy A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
British Dictionary definitions for machine screw

machine screw

a fastening screw with a machine-cut thread throughout the length of its shank
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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