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screw cap

a cap designed to screw onto the threaded mouth of a bottle, jar, or the like.
Origin of screw cap
1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for screw cap
  • Collect oil in a clean container with screw cap, such as the original container or clean, labeled plastic jug.
  • Enclose the specimen in a screw cap tube or vial with a tight-fitting cap.
  • Open the inner container, remove the specimen bottle, and remove the screw cap.
  • Carefully transfer the filter and backup pad to a screw cap vial by means of tweezers.
  • The spray cap is white with a purple screw cap and pull-lever.
British Dictionary definitions for screw cap

screw cap

  1. a cap that screws on to a thread around the opening of a jar, bottle, etc to form a seal
  2. (as modifier): screw-cap wines
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