Definitions for: Screw

[n] slang terms for sexual intercourse
[n] a fastener with a tapered threaded shank and a slotted head
[n] a propeller with several angled blades that rotates to push against water or air
[n] a simple machine of the inclined-plane type consisting of a spirally threaded cylindrical rod that engages with a similarly threaded hole
[n] someone who guards prisoners
[v] defeat someone in an expectation through trickery or deceit
[v] fasten something with screws
[v] tighten or fasten by means of screwing motions; "Screw the bottle cap on"
[v] cause to penetrate, as with a circular motion"drive in screws or bolts"
[v] turn like a screw
[v] have sexual intercourse with; "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve" (know is archaic); "Were you ever intimate with this man?"

Webster (1913) Definition: Screw (skr[udd]), n. [OE. scrue, OF. escroue, escroe,
female screw, F. ['e]crou, L. scrobis a ditch, trench, in
LL., the hole made by swine in rooting; cf. D. schroef a
screw, G. schraube, Icel. skr[=u]fa.]
1. A cylinder, or a cylindrical perforation, having a
continuous rib, called the thread, winding round it
spirally at a constant inclination, so as to leave a
continuous spiral groove between one turn and the next, --
used chiefly for producing, when revolved, motion or
pressure in the direction of its axis, by the sliding of
the threads of the cylinder in the grooves between the
threads of the perforation adapted to it, the former being
distinguished as the external, or male screw, or, more
usually the screw; the latter as the internal, or female
screw, or, more usually, the nut.

Note: The screw, as a mechanical power, is a modification of
the inclined plane, and may be regarded as a
right-angled triangle wrapped round a cylinder, the
hypotenuse of the marking the spiral thread of the
screw, its base equaling the circumference of the
cylinder, and its height the pitch of the thread.

2. Specifically, a kind of nail with a spiral thread and a
head with a nick to receive the end of the screw-driver.
Screws are much used to hold together pieces of wood or to
fasten something; -- called also wood screws, and {screw
nails}. See also Screw bolt, below.

3. Anything shaped or acting like a screw; esp., a form of
wheel for propelling steam vessels. It is placed at the
stern, and furnished with blades having helicoidal
surfaces to act against the water in the manner of a
screw. See Screw propeller, below.

4. A steam vesel propelled by a screw instead of wheels; a
screw steamer; a propeller.

5. An extortioner; a sharp bargainer; a skinflint; a niggard.

6. An instructor who examines with great or unnecessary
severity; also, a searching or strict examination of a
student by an instructor. [Cant, American Colleges]

7. A small packet of tobacco. [Slang] --Mayhew.

8. An unsound or worn-out horse, useful as a hack, and
commonly of good appearance. --Ld. Lytton.

9. (Math.) A straight line in space with which a definite
linear magnitude termed the pitch is associated (cf. 5th
Pitch, 10
(b) ). It is used to express the displacement of a rigid
body, which may always be made to consist of a
rotation about an axis combined with a translation
parallel to that axis.

10. (Zo["o]l.) An amphipod crustacean; as, the skeleton screw
(Caprella). See Sand screw, under Sand.

Archimedes screw, Compound screw, Foot screw, etc. See
under Archimedes, Compound, Foot, etc.

A screw loose, something out of order, so that work is not
done smoothly; as, there is a screw loose somewhere. --H.

Endless, or perpetual, {screw, a screw used to give motion
to a toothed wheel by the action of its threads between
the teeth of the wheel; -- called also a worm.

Lag screw. See under Lag.

Micrometer screw, a screw with fine threads, used for the
measurement of very small spaces.

Right and left screw, a screw having threads upon the
opposite ends which wind in opposite directions.

Screw alley. See Shaft alley, under Shaft.

Screw bean. (Bot.)
(a) The curious spirally coiled pod of a leguminous tree
(Prosopis pubescens) growing from Texas to
California. It is used for fodder, and ground into
meal by the Indians.
(b) The tree itself. Its heavy hard wood is used for
fuel, for fencing, and for railroad ties.

Screw bolt, a bolt having a screw thread on its shank, in
distinction from a key bolt. See 1st Bolt, 3.

Screw box, a device, resembling a die, for cutting the
thread on a wooden screw.

Screw dock. See under Dock.

Screw engine, a marine engine for driving a screw

Screw gear. See Spiral gear, under Spiral.

Screw jack. Same as Jackscrew.

Screw key, a wrench for turning a screw or nut; a spanner

Screw machine.
(a) One of a series of machines employed in the
manufacture of wood screws.
(b) A machine tool resembling a lathe, having a number of
cutting tools that can be caused to act on the work
successively, for making screws and other turned
pieces from metal rods.

Screw pine (Bot.), any plant of the endogenous genus
Pandanus, of which there are about fifty species,
natives of tropical lands from Africa to Polynesia; --
named from the spiral arrangement of the pineapple-like

Screw plate, a device for cutting threads on small screws,
consisting of a thin steel plate having a series of
perforations with internal screws forming dies.

Screw press, a press in which pressure is exerted by means
of a screw.

Screw propeller, a screw or spiral bladed wheel, used in
the propulsion of steam vessels; also, a steam vessel
propelled by a screw.

Screw shell (Zo["o]l.), a long, slender, spiral gastropod
shell, especially of the genus Turritella and allied
genera. See Turritella.

Screw steamer, a steamship propelled by a screw.

Screw thread, the spiral rib which forms a screw.

Screw stone (Paleon.), the fossil stem of an encrinite.

Screw tree (Bot.), any plant of the genus Helicteres,
consisting of about thirty species of tropical shrubs,
with simple leaves and spirally twisted, five-celled
capsules; -- also called twisted-horn, and twisty.

Screw valve, a stop valve which is opened or closed by a

Screw worm (Zo["o]l.), the larva of an American fly
(Compsomyia macellaria), allied to the blowflies, which
sometimes deposits its eggs in the nostrils, or about
wounds, in man and other animals, with fatal results.

Screw wrench.
(a) A wrench for turning a screw.
(b) A wrench with an adjustable jaw that is moved by a

To put the screw, or screws, on, to use pressure upon,
as for the purpose of extortion; to coerce.

To put under the screw or screws, to subject to pressure;
to force.

Wood screw, a metal screw with a sharp thread of coarse
pitch, adapted to holding fast in wood. See Illust. of
Wood screw, under Wood.

Screw, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Screwed; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To turn, as a screw; to apply a screw to; to press,
fasten, or make firm, by means of a screw or screws; as,
to screw a lock on a door; to screw a press.

2. To force; to squeeze; to press, as by screws.

But screw your courage to the sticking place, And
we'll not fail. --Shak.

3. Hence: To practice extortion upon; to oppress by
unreasonable or extortionate exactions.

Our country landlords, by unmeasurable screwing and
racking their tenants, have already reduced the
miserable people to a worse condition than the
peasants in France. --swift.

4. To twist; to distort; as, to screw his visage.

He screwed his face into a hardened smile. --Dryden.

5. To examine rigidly, as a student; to subject to a severe
examination. [Cant, American Colleges]

To screw out, to press out; to extort.

To screw up, to force; to bring by violent pressure.

To screw in, to force in by turning or twisting.

Screw, v. i.
1. To use violent mans in making exactions; to be oppressive
or exacting. --Howitt.

2. To turn one's self uneasily with a twisting motion; as, he
screws about in his chair.

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Antonyms: unscrew

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