machine screw


noun

a threaded fastener, either used with a nut or driven into a tapped hole, usually having a diameter of about 1/4 inch (6.4 mm) or less and a slotted head for tightening by a screwdriver.

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British Dictionary definitions for machine screw

machine screw

noun

a fastening screw with a machine-cut thread throughout the length of its shank
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