Definition of Archimedean screw in English:

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Archimedean screw

Pronunciation: /ˌɑːkɪˌmiːdɪən ˈskruː/


A device invented by Archimedes for raising water by means of a helix rotating within a tube.
Example sentences
  • Interested in machines of many different types, Guidobaldo wrote on the Archimedean screw to raise water.
  • There is no evidence whatsoever that Archimedes invented the Archimedean screw.
  • The corresponding cylinder analyzed would be the solid body from which the Archimedean screw was carved out.

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