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screw top Line breaks: screw top

Definition of screw top in English:


A round cap or lid that can be screwed on to a bottle or jar: [as modifier]: a screw-top coffee jar
More example sentences
  • In turns of sealing the bottle best, a screw top probably does a better job than a cork, but there is a bit of a problem with perception.
  • Honestly, they should put some kind of warning on the bottle if they're going to hide a screw top under the pretty festive wrapping where the cork should be.
  • This precious substance was carefully picked off the plant and dropped into a bicycle repair tin with a lid or into a Marmite jar with a screw top.



Example sentences
  • Jeremy's great, great grandfather was the inventor of screw-topped, rubber-sealed jars.
  • Spoon the pesto into a screw-topped jar, seal and store in the fridge for up to one week.
  • To save it for cooking, pour it in a small screw-topped jar to keep out as much air as possible.

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