Associations to the word «Jackscrew»

Wiktionary

JACKSCREW, noun. A jack (mechanical lifting device) which is operated by turning a leadscrew.

Dictionary definition

JACKSCREW, noun. Screw-operated jack.

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope