Definition of screw plate in English:

screw plate


  • A steel plate with threaded holes for making male screws.

    • ‘To make a bolt, a smith clamped the screw plate onto a rod of cold, soft iron and turned it down the rod.’
    • ‘Presumably he used the screw plates to make steel taps for threading nuts as needed.’
    • ‘The sharp, flat surfaces of the new thread departed from the more rounded ‘U’ shape of the old threads made with a two-piece screw plate.’
    • ‘The resulting tap could then be used to make a matching screw plate.’