thumbscrew

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thumbscrew /ˈθʌmˌskruː/ noun
plural thumbscrews
thumbscrew
/ˈθʌmˌskruː/
noun
plural thumbscrews
Learner's definition of THUMBSCREW
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: a device used in the past to torture people by crushing their thumbs sometimes used figuratively
: a type of screw with a flat-sided head that can be held and turned with your thumb and fingers
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