Definition of set screw in English:

set screw


  • A screw for adjusting or clamping parts of a machine.

    • ‘There's a little set screw to tighten when everything is just right so the measurement won't be lost when you remove the tool.’
    • ‘If it won't go all the way up, loosen the set screw of the other needle slightly.’
    • ‘I simply cranked the set screw back in and gathered up my relatively unscathed plastic jugs for the trip home.’
    • ‘For now you get a cold black serrated blade held in place with a set screw in the front, pressing hard against an angled interior notch in the blade.’
    • ‘Keyless clamps allow blade changes in seconds without the use of a hexed key to loosen a set screw in the blade clamp.’
    peg, bolt, rivet, dowel, screw
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