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Definitions and Synonyms of thumbscrew | Another word for thumbscrew | What is thumbscrew?

Definition 1: screw designed to be turned with the thumb and fingers - [noun denoting artifact]

(thumbscrew is a kind of ...) a fastener with a tapered threaded shank and a slotted head

Definition 2: instrument of torture that crushes the thumb - [noun denoting artifact]

(thumbscrew is a kind of ...) an instrument of punishment designed and used to inflict torture on the condemned person

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