cross-thread

cross-thread

[′krȯs ‚thred]
(engineering)
To screw together two threaded pieces without aligning the threads correctly.
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If you think to yourself, "Did they cross-thread something?
Fourteen laps later, another cross-thread with the same wheel delayed Hamilton, forcing Whitmarsh to make the change.
Another cross-thread with the same wheel delayed Hamilton 14 laps later, forcing Whitmarsh to make the change.
Fourteen laps later, another cross-thread with the same wheel delayed Hamilton, who, from second on the grid, was forced to settle for eighth, ultimately losing his championship lead to Red Bull race winner Sebastian Vettel who took the chequered flag for the 22nd time in his career.
Captive screws keep parts to a minimum and intact, and the anti cross-thread design provides added value by correcting off-angle installations, aligning components, and easily sliding through clogged internal threads.