from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An apparatus for holding the dies that cut threads on screws, bolts, pipes, or rods.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A component that holds a die that cuts screw threads

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A stock to hold the dies used for cutting screws.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A contrivance for holding the dies used in screw-cutting. It is made in various forms.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a device that holds the dies that cut external threads on metal cylinders


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