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wood screw

any of various screws that have a slotted head and a gimlet point that permit them to be driven into wood with a screwdriver.
Origin of wood screw
First recorded in 1725-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • One was the invention of movable type, and the other that of pointing the wood screw.

    Invention Bradley A. Fiske
  • A strong piece of rope extended from the magazine to the wood screw above mentioned, and was fastened to both.

  • Bend this piece of iron into the form shown in the sketch, and fasten a wooden handle to it with a wood screw.

  • It is easily avoided, however, by procuring a large spool and fastening it to the bottom of the base with a wood screw.

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