screw eye

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noun

a screw having a ring-shaped head.

Nearby words

  1. screw auger,
  2. screw axis,
  3. screw bean,
  4. screw cap,
  5. screw conveyor,
  6. screw fly,
  7. screw hook,
  8. screw jack,
  9. screw loose,
  10. screw nail

Origin of screw eye

First recorded in 1870–75

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British Dictionary definitions for screw eye

screw eye

noun

a wood screw with its shank bent into a ring
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