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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.
Lighter screw (Mach.), a screw for adjusting the distance
between the stones in a grinding mill by raising or
lowering the bridgetree.
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