Definition of screw top in English:

screw top


  • A round cap or lid that can be screwed on to a bottle or jar.

    as modifier ‘a screw-top coffee jar’
    • ‘This precious substance was carefully picked off the plant and dropped into a bicycle repair tin with a lid or into a Marmite jar with a screw top.’
    • ‘A litany of cork problems has built to such a point that frustration alone could well determine the speed with which we switch to the practical screw top.’
    • ‘‘I was changing the fuel bottle on my stove, and on opening the screw top, the fuel sprayed out under high pressure all over the tent,’ the 35-year-old Horn said.’
    • ‘Honestly, they should put some kind of warning on the bottle if they're going to hide a screw top under the pretty festive wrapping where the cork should be.’
    • ‘In turns of sealing the bottle best, a screw top probably does a better job than a cork, but there is a bit of a problem with perception.’