screw drive

screw drive
A slot in the head of a screw, of various shapes, enabling a screwdriver to lock into the screw.

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  • screw|drive — «SKROO DRYV», transitive verb, drove, driv|en, driv|ing. to drive in with a screwdriver: »Figurative. He stared at me for some moments fixedly as though he would screwdrive his gaze through my brain (Clark Russell) …   Useful english dictionary

  • screw-drive nail — «SKROO DRYV», a nail with a body like a screw …   Useful english dictionary

  • screw — screw·able; screw; screw·drive; screw·driv·er; screw·er; screw·less; screw·man; un·screw; cork·screw; …   English syllables

  • drive — drive; screw·drive; drive·able; …   English syllables

  • Screw — This article is about the fastener. For other uses, see Screw (disambiguation). Screws come in a variety of shapes and sizes for different purposes. U.S. quarter coin (diameter 24 mm) shown for scale. A screw, or bolt, is a type of fastener… …   Wikipedia

  • Screw-driver — Screw driv er, n. A tool for turning screws so as to drive them into their place. It has a thin end which enters the nick in the head of the screw. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Screw propulsion — may also refer to propeller propulsion. Screws can be used for vehicle propulsion. This works best over water, snow, sand, and other soft surfaces, although it can work as effectively over solid surfaces. This is normally done with pairs of… …   Wikipedia

  • screw propeller — screw propelled, adj. a rotary propelling device, as for a ship or airplane, consisting of a number of blades that radiate from a central hub and are so inclined to the plane of rotation as to tend to drive a helical path through the substance in …   Universalium

  • screw — screwable, adj. screwer, n. screwless, adj. screwlike, adj. /skrooh/, n. 1. a metal fastener having a tapered shank with a helical thread, and topped with a slotted head, driven into wood or the like by rotating, esp. by means of a screwdriver. 2 …   Universalium

  • drive in — verb 1. cause a run or runner to be scored (Freq. 4) His line double drove in Jim Lemon with the winning run • Topics: ↑baseball, ↑baseball game • Cause: ↑score, ↑hit, ↑tally, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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