Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a screw (mechanical fastener) or some aspect of one.

Etymologies

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screw +‎ -like

Examples

  • Why do you think it's wise to carry that screwlike device for pulling that ball out of the barrel?

    Flying Ramrods and Broken Noses

  • The size of a tank, it had a huge pointed nose that whizzed around and around, screwlike, obliterating everything in its path.

    Seven Deadly Wonders

  • The honeycombed body boasted a long, screwlike tail, a kind of corkscrew flagellum.

    Sentenced To Prism

  • Mrs. Puddicombe's broad face reddened under her amazing labyrinth of screwlike curls.

    Polly and the Princess

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