thumbscrew (Also thumbscrews) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to thumbscrew


  • noun an instrument of torture that is used to heat or crush the foot and leg
    iron boot; boot; iron heel.

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  • noun a bolt with a square or hexagonal head on one end and a threaded shaft on the other end; tightened with a wrench; used to connect metal parts

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  • noun a piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment
  • noun when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat

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  • noun a heavy woodscrew with a square or hexagonal head that is driven in with a wrench
    lag screw.

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  • noun footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg
  • noun British term for the luggage compartment in a car

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  • noun a kitchen appliance used for cooking food
    cooking stove; kitchen stove; range; kitchen range.
    • dinner was already on the stove
  • noun any heating apparatus

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  • noun a coupling (as in a chain) that has one end that turns on a headed pin
  • verb turn on a pivot

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  • noun major items of military weaponry (as tanks or missile)
  • noun instrumentalities (tools or implements) made of metal

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  • noun an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
    • the device is small enough to wear on your wrist
    • a device intended to conserve water
  • noun something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect

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  • noun a machine for performing calculations automatically
    data processor; computing machine; information processing system; computing device; electronic computer.
  • noun an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)
    calculator; estimator; figurer; reckoner.

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  • noun unbearable physical pain
  • noun extreme mental distress
    anguish; torture.

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  • noun a bolt that has an attachment that expands as the bolt is driven into a surface

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  • noun an instrument of torture that is used to heat or crush the foot and leg
    the boot; iron boot; boot.

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  • noun a heavy woodscrew with a square or hexagonal head that is driven in with a wrench
    lag bolt.

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  • noun a small machine bolt

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  • noun bolt that provides a steering joint in a motor vehicle
    swivel pin; kingpin.

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  • noun someone who guards prisoners
    jailor; jailer; prison guard; turnkey; gaoler.
  • noun a simple machine of the inclined-plane type consisting of a spirally threaded cylindrical rod that engages with a similarly threaded hole

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  • noun the organ of sight
    optic; oculus.
  • noun good discernment (either visually or as if visually)
    • she has an eye for fresh talent
    • he has an artist's eye

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  • noun something that is oriented vertically
  • noun a vertical structural member as a post or stake
    • the ball sailed between the uprights

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  • noun a screw that is used to adjust the tension on a spring
  • noun a screw (often without a head) that fits into the boss or hub of a wheel or cam etc. and prevents motion of the part relative to the shaft on which it is mounted

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  • noun a person who fastens or makes fast
    • he found the door fastened and wondered who the fastener was
  • noun restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
    fastening; fixing; holdfast.

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  • noun leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated
    crushed leather.
  • noun a dense crowd of people
    press; jam.

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  • noun a device that requires skill for proper use
  • noun the means whereby some act is accomplished
    • my greed was the instrument of my destruction
    • science has given us new tools to fight disease

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  • noun any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
  • noun an efficient person
    • the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine

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  • noun any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb)
    • her fingers were long and thin
  • noun the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure
    finger's breadth; fingerbreadth; digit.

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  • noun an instrument of punishment designed and used to inflict torture on the condemned person

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  • noun a screw with a special head having crossed slots

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  • noun a subdivision of a particular kind of thing
    • what type of sculpture do you prefer?
  • noun a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
    case; eccentric; character.
    • a real character
    • a strange character
    • a friendly eccentric
    • the capable type
    • a mental case

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  • noun usually large hard-shelled seed
  • noun Egyptian goddess of the sky

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  • noun the most important person in a group or undertaking
    bigwig; top banana.
  • noun bolt that provides a steering joint in a motor vehicle
    kingbolt; swivel pin.

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  • noun a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)
  • noun a handwheel that is used for steering
    steering wheel.

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  • noun a level tract of land
    • the salt flats of Utah
  • noun a shallow box in which seedlings are started

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  • noun the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
    • he stuck his head out the window
  • noun a single domestic animal
    • 200 head of cattle

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  • noun a threaded screw for machine parts; screws into a tapped hole

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  • noun extreme mental distress
    torment; anguish.
  • noun unbearable physical pain

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  • noun instrument of torture consisting of a hollow iron frame shaped like the human body and lined with spikes to impale the victim

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  • noun screw made of metal

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  • noun the act of slowing down or falling behind
    retardation; slowdown.
  • noun the time between one event, process, or period and another
    meantime; interim; meanwhile.
    • meanwhile the socialists are running the government

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  • noun the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
  • noun a function expressed as a sum or product of terms
    • the expansion of (a+b)^2 is a^2 + 2ab + b^2

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  • noun the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
    mitt; paw; manus.
    • he had the hands of a surgeon
    • he extended his mitt
  • noun a hired laborer on a farm or ranch
    hired hand; hired man.
    • the hired hand fixed the railing
    • a ranch hand

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  • noun instrument of torture that crushes the thumb
  • noun screw designed to be turned with the thumb and fingers

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  • noun an unmarried girl (especially a virgin)
  • noun (cricket) an over in which no runs are scored
    maiden over.

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  • noun an instrument of torture that is used to heat or crush the foot and leg
    the boot; boot; iron heel.

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  • noun a screw used either with a nut or with a tapped hole; slotted head can be driven by a screwdriver

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  • noun the thick short innermost digit of the forelimb
  • noun the part of a glove that provides a covering for the thumb

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  • noun a roundheaded bolt for timber; threaded along part of the shank; inserted into holes already drilled

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  • noun a screw with a hexagonal hole in the head

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  • noun a woodscrew having its shank bent into a ring

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  • noun a tight-fitting headdress
  • noun a top (as for a bottle)

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  • noun any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
    metallic element.
  • noun a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten
    • brass is an alloy of zinc and copper

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  • noun any of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied animals especially of the phyla Annelida and Chaetognatha and Nematoda and Nemertea and Platyhelminthes; also many insect larvae
  • noun a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect
    dirt ball; insect; louse.

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  • noun a movable organ for flying (one of a pair)
  • noun one of the horizontal airfoils on either side of the fuselage of an airplane

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  • noun a railcar where passengers ride
    coach; passenger car.
  • noun a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses
    rig; equipage.

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  • noun the bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground and provides elevation
  • noun the back part of the human foot

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  • noun a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood
    atomic number 26; Fe.
  • noun a golf club that has a relatively narrow metal head

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  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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  • noun a garment size for a tall person
  • adjective great in vertical dimension; high in stature
    • tall people
    • tall buildings
    • tall trees
    • tall ships

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  • noun bolt that provides a steering joint in a motor vehicle
    kingbolt; kingpin.

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  • noun a metal screw that tapers to a point so that it can be driven into wood with a screwdriver

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  • noun framework for holding objects
  • noun rib section of a forequarter of veal or pork or especially lamb or mutton

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An instrument of torture for compressing the thumb; a thumbscrew.

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  • noun a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder
    thunderbolt; bolt of lightning.
  • noun a sliding bar in a breech-loading firearm that ejects an empty cartridge and replaces it and closes the breech

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