jackscrew

NOUN
  1. screw-operated jack
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How To Use jackscrew In A Sentence

  • This follows the discovery earlier this week in two Alaska Airlines jets of metal strips and filings in the jackscrew assemblies, a part of the horizontal stabilizer. CNN Transcript Feb 12, 2000
  • They're focusing on a piece in the tail called the jackscrew, which is suspected in the crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 on January 31. CNN Transcript Feb 13, 2000
  • LEE DICKINSON, FORMER NTSB OFFICIAL: I think the prudent thing for them to do is to examine both the gimbal nut and the jackscrew and look at both of those from both those airplanes and compare that with what we know or what the safety board will be finding from the accident aircraft. CNN Transcript Feb 12, 2000
  • What we're focusing on right now, as you've indicated, is the jackscrew and that's the inspection that's taking place. CNN Transcript Feb 13, 2000
  • In that case, a mechanism known as a jackscrew failed because of shoddy maintenance, causing the plane to become uncontrollable. Obama's Jet
  • The stabilizer is operated by a component called the jackscrew, which consists of a nut that rides up and down a screw as it turns to raise and lower the stabilizer. Spokesman.com: Latest stories
  • Since last Thursday, some 21 planes have been found to have irregularities in the jackscrew or other parts of the tail section. CNN Transcript Feb 13, 2000
  • The external four-link connector is based on the same MicroGiga connector used by 4x Infiniband, but uses jackscrews instead of the quick-release latches that Infiniband cables use.
  • At fault was a cadmium-plated, carbon-steel jackscrew threaded through an aluminum pivot block.
  • There have been some reports that there may have been common problems with something called a jackscrew, some different types of bolts have been problematic. CNN Transcript - Special Event: NTSB Chairman Jim Hall Holds News Conference on Alaska Airlines Flight 261 Crash Investigation - February 8, 2000
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