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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A screw (often without a head) that fits into the boss or hub of a wheel or cam etc. and prevents motion of the part relative to the shaft on which it is mounted; A screw that is used to adjust the tension on a spring.

Usage examples (5)
  • The venturi ring is held in position by a setscrew fitting into a small hole in the center of the circumferential fuel gas supply channel.
  • Of the three examples, only the brass tippings and setscrew of the plow plane suggest any enrichment, and of course these were not intended for decoration; in later...
  • The adapter is attached to the round rod with a setscrew.
  • With today’s pad holders, I know the likelihood is low of losing the setscrew or of the pad sliding past it while it’s in place, tearing a groove down the center of the... for more
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