thumbscrew Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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thumbscrewnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈθʌm.skruː/ (also screws)
a ​device used ​especially in the past to torturepeople (= ​cause them ​greatpain) by ​crushingtheirthumbs
(Definition of thumbscrew from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “thumbscrew”
in Chinese (Simplified) 拇指夹(旧时用来折磨人的刑具)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 拇指夾(舊時用來折磨人的刑具)…
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