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[skroo-on, -awn] /ˈskruˌɒn, -ˌɔn/
attached, connected, or closed by screwing onto another part of a container or receptacle.
(of an earring) held on the earlobe by a small screwlike post with a disk at the tip.
1925-30; adj. use of verb phrase screw on Unabridged
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  • Made of either translucent or opaque plastic, many have oversize openings with screw-on lids.
  • If you have the old-style connector on your grill, you can use both of the widely-available screw-on valves.
  • All oil tanks must also extend the vent pipe and fit the fill tube with a screw-on tight-fit cap with gasket.
  • Electric water heaters, on the other hand, may have thermostats positioned behind screw-on plates or panels.
  • The tablets are packaged in a white plastic bottle with a screw-on cap.
  • Used oil is also collected and is placed next to the bin in clean containers with screw-on tops.
  • Students should have brought in empty, clean plastic bottles with screw-on caps.
  • The product fill pipe will typically have a screw-on cap or a flip cap.
  • The aerator-the screw-on tip of the faucet-ultimately determines the maximum flow rate of a faucet.
  • The recalled products all have plain, screw-on caps.

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