Meaning of Archimedean screw in English:

Archimedean screw

Pronunciation /ˌɑːkɪˌmiːdɪən ˈskruː/


  • A device invented by Archimedes for raising water by means of a helix rotating within a tube.

    ‘Interested in machines of many different types, Guidobaldo wrote on the Archimedean screw to raise water.’
    • ‘There is no evidence whatsoever that Archimedes invented the Archimedean screw.’
    • ‘The corresponding cylinder analyzed would be the solid body from which the Archimedean screw was carved out.’