from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A clamp or support to which one end of a rod or wire is fastened, and which, by revolution about an axis coincident with that of the rod or wire, serves to twist the latter through any desired angle. Angular movements of the torsion-head are usually indicated upon a divided circle mounted with its center in the axis of rotation.


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