Endless screw

Endless screw
Endless End"less, a. [AS. endele['a]s. See {End}.] 1. Without end; having no end or conclusion; perpetual; interminable; -- applied to length, and to duration; as, an endless line; endless time; endless bliss; endless praise; endless clamor. [1913 Webster]

2. Infinite; excessive; unlimited. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Without profitable end; fruitless; unsatisfying. [R.] ``All loves are endless.'' --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

4. Void of design; objectless; as, an endless pursuit. [1913 Webster]

5. having a linear or ribbonlike form with the two ends connected together, such as in a circle, ellipse, torus, or any other closed loop. Belts or chains used in drive mechanisms are considered endless in this sense. See {endless chain}. [PJC]

{Endless chain}, a chain which is made continuous by uniting its two ends.

{Endless screw}. (Mech.) See under {Screw}.

Syn: Eternal; everlasting; interminable; infinite; unlimited; incessant; perpetual; uninterrupted; continual; unceasing; unending; boundless; undying; imperishable. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.