self-tapping screw

[ self-tap-ing ]
/ ˈsɛlfˌtæp ɪŋ /

noun

a screw designed to tap its corresponding female thread as it is driven.

Nearby words

  1. self-surrender,
  2. self-sustaining,
  3. self-talk,
  4. self-tanning,
  5. self-tapping,
  6. self-taught,
  7. self-tender,
  8. self-test,
  9. self-to-self,
  10. self-torment

Also called tapping screw.

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