Definition of Whitworth in English:

Whitworth

noun

  • [as modifier] Denoting a standard series of screw threads in imperial sizes.

    • ‘I have an old machine which has Whitworth screws on so to find out which they were I got a Whitworth thread gauge from my local D.I.Y. shop.’
    • ‘They were also less prone to misalignment or cross threading than either the traditional design or even the Whitworth thread.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from the name of Sir Joseph Whitworth (1803–87), English engineer.

Pronunciation:

Whitworth

/ˈwɪtwəθ/