- a screw having a ring-shaped head.
Origin of screw eye
First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for screw eye
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 fly-killer is hung up by a screw-eye placed in the end of the handle.
The screw-eye at s ought to be about level with the top of the post.The Pyrotechnist's Treasury
These holes may be bored with a screw-eye if you haven't a gimlet or drill.Home-made Toys for Girls and Boys
A. Neely Hall
- a wood screw with its shank bent into a ring
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