from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The feeding-mechanism actuating the lead-screw of a lathe.
- noun Any feed-mechanism governed or operated by a screw.
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The concrete was mixed in Cockburn Barrow & Machine Co. 's screw-feed mixer which discharged into 2-in. plank skips 2 ft. wide 5-1/3 ft. long and 14 ins. deep, holding ¼ cu. yd.