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.
|vijzel, schroef (van Archimedes)||Dutch|
|vis d'Archimède, limace f, escargot m||French|
|Wasser¦schnecke, -schraube, Schraubenpumpe f||German|