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 History of this Word

"wood" is from "wod", 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.

Words related to this meaning

grammar is noun

drive, head, thread are parts of "wood screw"

"wood screw" is a type of screw

Definition

wood screw illustration wood screw illustration Tapered rod with spiral threads along 3/4 of the length and a head on one end. Fastens an object to wood or other soft material. Usually manufactured from metal with various sizes and drive types. Can be rotated into or out of the object using a screwdriver.

Examples of how the word is used

wood screw illustration A sheet metal screw may be used in wood however a wood screw should not be used on metal.
wood screw illustration With wood screws, if it is important that the head be set below the surface of the wood, a flat head is needed.