Definition of screw-joint in English:



  • 1A joint in which complementarily threaded ends of two pipes or rods are screwed together or into a special coupling.

  • 2Anatomy a type of hinge joint (ginglymus) in which the corresponding elevations and depressions of the articular surfaces of the bones form a spiral, as in the elbow.


Early 19th century; earliest use found in Belfast Monthly Magazine.