Meaning of Thumbscrew

English: Thumbscrew
Type: Unknown / অজানা / अज्ञात

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Definition: 1

a screw, the head of which is so constructed that it may be turned easily with the thumb and a finger.

Definition: 2

Often, thumbscrews. an old instrument of torture by which one or both thumbs were compressed.

Definition: 3

an instrument of torture that pinches or crushes the thumbs

Definition: 4

a screw with projections on its head enabling it to be turned by the thumb and forefinger