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screw top

n
1. a lid with a threaded rim that is turned on the corresponding thread on the neck of a bottle or container to close it securely
2. a bottle or container having such a lid
ˈscrew-ˌtop, ˈscrew-ˌtopped adj
References in classic literature ?
The detonator was connected with the screw top of the can.
Squeeze tops had 162,000 units and screw tops just under 160,000.
With regards the convenience trend, innovation in terms of closures will be key, with plastic screw tops 'maintaining strong popularity over the beverage flip-top closures within soft drinks as a whole.
Turn Key: The small screw tops on fruit juice cartons can be tricky to open.
added methoxypyrazines to red and white wines and stored them for 18 months in box cartons and bottles sealed with natural and synthetic corks and screw tops.
It's not surprising that alternative methods of sealing wine bottles have become popular, including synthetic corks and screw tops.
It's not only the New World that is taking screw tops to heart, however.
However, when introduced, the tight-fitting screw tops were promoted as being the modern, cheap and safe way to seal wine bottles.
Guy Woodward, editor of wine magazine Decanter, said screw tops attracted criticism because they don't allow small amounts of oxygen to reach red wines, which need it as they age.
But now plastic stoppers and screw tops are challenging the tradition, and the benefits are causing even prestigious vintners and snooty wine reviewers to change their attitude from dismissal to acceptance.
On the contrary, there are some delicious wines available with screw tops, and there's the added pleasure of not having to worry about a corkscrew.