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 History of this Word

"square" is from "esquarrer, spoken in France during 1000-1400 A.D.
which is from "ex" (out) plus "quadrare" (to square), spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.
which is from "quadrus" (a square), spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.
which is from "quattuor" (four), spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

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

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

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grammar is noun

"square drive" is a type of drive

Definition

square drive illustration square drive illustration Type of drive with a square shape for a screw, bolt or nut. Allows more rotation force. Designed into the head. Can be recessed (internal) or external.

Examples of how the word is used

square drive illustration These Drywall Screws come in either Phillips or square recess drive.
square drive illustration In 1908, Robertson-Whitehouse invented the square drive screw as the first recess-drive type fastener practical for production usage.