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 for Lighter screw
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lighter \Light"er\, n. [D. ligter, fr. ligt light. See Light
     not heavy.] (Naut.)
     A large boat or barge, mainly used in unloading or loading
     vessels which can not reach the wharves at the place of
     shipment or delivery.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Lighter screw (Mach.), a screw for adjusting the distance
        between the stones in a grinding mill by raising or
        lowering the bridgetree.
        [1913 Webster]

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