Definition of bottlescrew in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɒt(ə)lˌskruː/


British term for turnbuckle.
Example sentences
  • To reduce normal weather helm loosen the backstay bottlescrew and tighten the forestay bottlescrew.
  • Old bottlescrews or turnbuckles were reconditioned, and new wire was spliced for the standing rigging.
  • We came ashore, sorted the bottlescrew, reset the rig and went back out for some more work.
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