Archimedes' screw

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Related to Archimedies' Screw: Archimedes Principle, Archimedes spiral

Ar·chi·me·des' screw

 (är′kə-mē′dēz)

Archimedes' screw

(ˌɑːkɪˈmiːdɪən; -mɪˈdiːən) or

Archimedean screw

n
(Mechanical Engineering) an ancient type of water-lifting device making use of a spiral passage in an inclined cylinder. The water is raised when the spiral is rotated

Ar′chime′des' screw′


n.
a device consisting essentially of a spiral passage within an inclined cylinder for raising water to a height when rotated.
[1860–65]