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 History of this Word

"dowel" is from "doule" (part of a wheel), spoken by people in England during 1100-1550 A.D.

"screw" is from "escroue" (hole that a screw turns in), spoken in France during 1000-1400 A.D.
which was from "scrofa" (sow, threads of a screw look like the curl of a sow's tail), spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

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grammar is noun

thread is a part of "dowel screw"

"dowel screw" is a type of screw

Definition

dowel screw illustration Rod with spiral threads and often pointed on both ends. Fastens two soft objects such as wood together. Frequently used with furniture. Usually manufactured from metal. The two objects can be rotated together or apart.

Examples of how the word is used

dowel screw illustration Attach a dowel screw to each cork and screw the knob to it
dowel screw illustration To use dowel screws, you have to predrill holes in both objects.