Archimedean screw

Archimedean screw
or Archimedes' screw

Machine for raising water, said to have been invented by Archimedes for removing water from the hold of a large ship.

One form consists of a circular pipe enclosing a helix and inclined at an angle of about 45°, with its lower end dipped in the water; rotation of the device lifts the water in the pipe. Other forms consist of a helix revolving in a fixed cylinder or a helical tube wound around a shaft.

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  • Archimedean screw — noun a device invented by Archimedes for raising water by means of a helix rotating within a tube …   English new terms dictionary

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  • archimedean — adj. of or associated with the Greek mathematician Archimedes (d. 212 BC). Phrases and idioms: Archimedean screw a device of ancient origin for raising water by means of a spiral tube …   Useful english dictionary

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