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[twin-skroo] /ˈtwɪnˈskru/
adjective, Nautical
(of a vessel) having two screw propellers, which usually revolve in opposite directions.
Origin of twin-screw
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The composite was dried, twin-screw extruded, and injection molded to make thin parts for tensile testing.
  • In the past few years the twin-screw manufacturers have also introduced subsea versions of these pumps.
  • The new process uses a standard industrial food-processing device called a twin-screw extruder.
  • The grains were produced using a twin-screw extruder equipped with a special cutter and a rice shaping die.
  • The twin-screw twin rudder configuration can accomplish these maneuvers under normal operating conditions.
  • The scientists used a standard piece of food processing equipment, a twin-screw extruder, to make the snacks.
British Dictionary definitions for twin-screw


(of a vessel) having two propellers
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