This term generally alludes to the Archimedean screw, or screw-propeller.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
For the uplift of his flagging, flaccid will he seemed likely to require either the Archimedean lever or the Archimedean screw.
"The Tigress" by Anne Warner
Of these the best known are the block and tackle, the endless screw (worm gear), and the water snail, or Archimedean screw.
"The Story of Great Inventions" by Elmer Ellsworth Burns
Another continuous system of extraction is that involving the use of the Archimedean screw.
"Animal Proteins" by Hugh Garner Bennett