wood screw

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noun

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
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Examples from the Web for wood screw

  • A small square base is then cut, and fastened to the block on the inside of the stack with a wood-screw.

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