[ skroo-drahy-ver ]

  1. a hand tool for turning a screw, consisting of a handle attached to a long, narrow shank, usually of metal, which tapers and flattens out to a tip that fits into the slotted head of a screw.

  2. a mixed drink made with vodka and orange juice.

Origin of screwdriver

First recorded in 1770–80; screw + driver

Words Nearby screwdriver Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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British Dictionary definitions for screwdriver


/ (ˈskruːˌdraɪvə) /

  1. a tool used for turning screws, usually having a handle of wood, plastic, etc, and a steel shank with a flattened square-cut tip that fits into a slot in the head of the screw

  2. an alcoholic beverage consisting of orange juice and vodka

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