screw jack

noun

Origin:
1710–20

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screw jack
 
n
jackscrew, Also called: jack a lifting device utilizing the mechanical advantage of a screw thread, the effort being applied through a bevel drive

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Example sentences
The video shows how it was done in this case: a scissors lift driven by a screw jack.
Each corner of the scaffold was mounted on an adjustable screw jack and caster.
Miscellaneous components such as screw jack extensions, clamps, and adjusting pins should be inspected as well.
The body then begins to turn about the end of the support, but is restrained from abrupt movement by action of the screw jack.
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