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screw eye

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noun
  1. a screw having a ring-shaped head.
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Origin of screw eye

First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for screw eye

Historical Examples

  • This plate is soldered to the shank of the screw-eye and the cleat is complete.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats

    Raymond Francis Yates

  • A screw-eye near the bottom of B will serve as a lift in opening the lantern.

    The Boy Craftsman

    A. Neely Hall

  • The fly-killer is hung up by a screw-eye placed in the end of the handle.

    The Boy Craftsman

    A. Neely Hall

  • The screw-eye at s ought to be about level with the top of the post.

  • These holes may be bored with a screw-eye if you haven't a gimlet or drill.


British Dictionary definitions for screw eye

screw eye

noun
  1. a wood screw with its shank bent into a ring
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