/skroo’*j/ Like lossage but connotes that the failure is due to a designed-in misfeature rather than a simple inadequacy or a mere bug.
noun, Nautical. 1. mooring screw. mooring screw noun, Nautical. 1. a broad, augerlike anchor used for securing buoys in soft-bottomed lakes, rivers, etc.
- Screw around with something
screw around with something
noun 1. an auger having a helical outer surface suggesting a screw thread.
noun, Crystallography. 1. a symmetry element of a space group such that a rotation of the lattice about the axis and a translation of the lattice some fraction of the lattice’s unit distance brings the lattice back to its original position.