Complete Definition of "set screw"

English
Noun
set screw, setscrew

  1. a screw with threads the entire length and no head. Typically, setscrews have a hex or slot drive recessed in the threaded length.
  2. any screw used to hold or adjust a setting. Frequently a setscrew (1), but may also refer to any other machine screw or thumb screw used for the purpose of setting.
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