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thumbscrew

noun [C] uk   /ˈθʌm.skruː/ ( also screws) us  
a device used especially in the past to torture people (= cause them great pain) by crushing their thumbs
Translations of “thumbscrew”
in Chinese (Traditional) 拇指夾(舊時用來折磨人的刑具)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 拇指夹(旧时用来折磨人的刑具)…
(Definition of thumbscrew from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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