Hindley's screw

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Hindley's screw (plural not attested)

  1. (engineering) A screw cut on a solid whose sides are arcs of the periphery of a wheel into whose teeth the screw is intended to work.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for Hindley's screw in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)