wood screw

  1. any of various screws that have a slotted head and a gimlet point that permit them to be driven into wood with a screwdriver.

Origin of wood screw

First recorded in 1725–35

Words Nearby wood screw

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How to use wood screw in a sentence

  • The edges of its central slot should be beveled off, if an ordinary wood screw is used to fasten it to the bench.

  • Bend this piece of iron into the form shown in the sketch, and fasten a wooden handle to it with a wood screw.

British Dictionary definitions for woodscrew


/ (ˈwʊdˌskruː) /

  1. a metal screw that tapers to a point so that it can be driven into wood by a screwdriver

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