Definition of bottlescrew in English:
British term for turnbuckle.
- 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.