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 History of this Word

"Torx" is a trademark

"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.

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

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grammar is noun

"Torx drive" is a type of drive

Definition

Torx drive illustration Type of drive for a screw or bolt with grooves in a six point star pattern. Allows more rotation force and is less likely to be damaged. Designed into the head. Can be recessed or external.

Examples of how the word is used

Torx drive illustration You've stripped your last hex-head screw, thanks to the Torx head drive system.
Torx drive illustration You are correct that the torx head screws will handle more torque.