Definition of screw plate in English:
A steel plate with threaded holes for making male screws.
- To make a bolt, a smith clamped the screw plate onto a rod of cold, soft iron and turned it down the rod.
- The sharp, flat surfaces of the new thread departed from the more rounded ‘U’ shape of the old threads made with a two-piece screw plate.
- The resulting tap could then be used to make a matching screw plate.
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