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 History of this Word

"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.


"Screws" often have a recessed (internal) drive.

Words related to this meaning

grammar is noun

drive, head, neck, shoulder, thread are parts of "screw"

captive fastener, carriage bolt, dowel screw, drywall screw, lag screw, machine screw, set screw, sheet metal screw, wood screw are types of "screw"

"screw" is a type of fastener

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Meaning 1


screw illustration screw illustration screw illustration Rod with spiral threads that attaches to an object or holds objects together. Usually manufactured from metal. Can be rotated into or out of the object. Can have various sizes and thread types.

Examples of how the word is used

screw illustration Screws should be the choice when a woodworking job calls for strength
screw illustration Take care when tightening and loosening these screws.