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