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 History of this Word

"phillips" is a tradmark

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

"cross" is from "cros", spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.
which is from "kross", spoken by people in North England about 800 A.D.
which is from "krux", spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

"head" is from "headfod", spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.

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grammar is noun

"phillips drive" is a type of drive

Definition

phillips drive illustration Type of drive for a screw or bolt that allows a driver to mesh into head so screw or bolt can be rotated. Designed to match a type of driver. Details of the design may be changed for various purposes.

Examples of how the word is used

phillips drive illustration You can use either a Phillips or Flat head screwdriver
phillips drive illustration Remove the four Phillips head screws on the front lid