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bed screw



bed screw (plural bed screws)

  1. (nautical) A form of jack screw for lifting large bodies and assisting in launching.
  2. A long screw formerly used to fasten a bedpost to one of the adjacent side pieces.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for bed screw in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)