Open Dictionary
mouse here to listen, click to choose/add more
Location: USA
Source: Learn That Word
Profile URL:

Are you a native English speaker? How do you pronounce this word?

Thank you for contributing!
upload mp3 file or record now it's easy, promised!

{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

n. - Tool for exerting pressure or lifting.

Usage examples (30)
  • In that case, a mechanism known as a jackscrew failed because of shoddy maintenance, causing the plane to become uncontrollable.
  • There have been some reports that there may have been common problems with something called a jackscrew, some different types of bolts have been problematic.
  • We can give you a little look at what the jackscrew is.
  • What we're focusing on right now, as you've indicated, is the jackscrew and that's the inspection that's taking place. for more
Tutoring comment

Tutoring comment not yet available...

add more
The Open Dictionary of English is a collaborative project, based on Open Source materials, LearnThat resources, and partner APIs.
We give special thanks to our LearnThat volunteers, as well as Princeton University and Wiktionary for their Open Source word data. We're also grateful for the support given by Google,,, and YouTube,,,,, as well as the generous Creative Commons community.