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Archimedean Screw

A device for raising water for drainage purposes, consisting of a long sloping coarse-pitched screw, made of wood or metal, rotating in a close fitting trough. See also AUGER. The Japanese have a small archimedean screw which is used "in reverse" for producing power on a farm.

Alternative terms

Term Language Region
Screw Worm English
vijzel, schroef (van Archimedes) Dutch
vis d'Archimède, limace f, escargot m French
Wasser¦schnecke, -schraube, Schraubenpumpe f German

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