Definitions for jackscrew

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jackscrew, screw jack(noun)

    screw-operated jack


  1. jackscrew(Noun)

    A jack (mechanical lifting device) which is operated by turning a leadscrew.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jackscrew(noun)

    a jack in which a screw is used for lifting, or exerting pressure. See Illust. of 2d Jack, n., 5


  1. Jackscrew

    A jackscrew is a type of jack which is operated by turning a leadscrew. In the form of a screw jack it is commonly used to lift heavy weights such as the foundations of houses, or large vehicles.


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