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 History of this Word

"drive" is from "drifan" (push,), spoken by people in England during 450-1100 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.

"bolt" is from "bolt" (arrow), spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.

Definition

drive illustration drive illustration Part of a screw or bolt head that meshes with a tool and allows the tool to rotate it. Designed into the head. There are various designs that work with different tools. Drive surface can be internal (recessed) or external.

Examples of how the word is used

drive illustration These Drywall Screws come in either Phillips or square recess drive.
drive illustration Torx tamper resistant drive screws are normally supplied with this product.