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A screw having different or opposite pitches on opposite ends of the shank.



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DIFFERENTIAL SCREW

A type of compound screw which produces a motion equal to the difference in motion between the two component screws.

RIGGING SCREW

A bottle screw used to keep wires taut.

MICROMETER DRUM SEXTANT

A marine sextant providing a precise reading by means of a micrometer drum attached to the index arm, and having an endless tangent screw for controlling the position of the index arm. The micrometer drum may include a vernier to enable a more precise reading. On a vernier sextant the vernier is directly on the arc.

CLAMP SCREW SEXTANT

A marine sextant having a clamp screw for con- trolling the position of the tangent screw

ENDLESS TANGENT SCREW

A tangent screw which can be moved over its entire range without resetting

ENDLESS TANGENT SCREW SEXTANT

A marine sextant having an endless tangent screw for controlling the position of the index arm and the vernier or micrometer drum. The index arm may be moved over the entire arc without resetting, by means of the endless tangent screw.

CLAMP SCREW

A screw for holding a moving part in place, as during an observation or reading, particularly such a device used in connection with the tangent screw of a marine sextant

RELEASE

A device for holding or releasing a mechanism, particularly the device by which the tangent screw of a sextant is engaged or disengaged from the limb.

SET SCREW

A screw for locking a movable part of an instrument or device.

SCREW

  1. propeller. 2. propeller-driven.

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