from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A screw which can be attached to the end of the ramrod of a gun, for the purpose of extracting a bullet from the barrel.


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  • His waist is encircled with a belt of leather, holding encased his butcher-knife and pistols — while from his neck is suspended a bullet-pouch securely fastened to the belt in front, and beneath the right arm hangs a powder-horn transversely from his shoulder, behind which, upon the strap attached to it, are affixed his bullet-mould, ball-screw, wiper, awl, &c.


  • Based on Nissan's description (available after the jump), it appears that an electric motor concentric with the master cylinder drives a ball-screw to push the piston beyond the actual pedal input to provide the boost.

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  • Thomson has added the compact T60 precision linear actuator (PLA) to its range of ball-screw linear actuators.

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  • They are installed not only in electrical linear motors, but also in pneumatic, hydraulic, ball-screw or power-grip belt drives and wherever high-accuracy, dynamic positioning tasks must be performed.

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  • The electrically driven proprietary ball-screw design will assure smooth and precise elevating movement repeatedly while the electrically driven drum inversion will tilt the drum to any angle up to 180 degrees. - Articles related to Kyoto may push factories to pollute more-UN report

  • The ball-screw drives are also used on vehicles manufactured in the US by Volkswagen, Ford and BMW.

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  • Schaeffler supplies the ball-screw drive to Volkswagen, as well as a toothed rack, which is partly designed as a spindle on which the drive is located.

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  • These low-friction, low-noise ball-screw drives play a role in helping to improve a vehicle's fuel consumption and reduce CO2 emissions.

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  • Other customers of Schaeffler's ball-screw drives include automotive supplier TRW.

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  • Schaeffler's energy-efficient ball-screw drive is being utilised on the electromechanical steering system for the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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