Definition of Archimedean screw in English:

Archimedean screw

Syllabification: Ar·chi·me·de·an screw
Pronunciation: /ˌärkəˌmēdēən ˈskro͞o


  • A device invented by Archimedes for raising water by means of a spiral within a tube.
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    • 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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