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any of various screws that have a slotted head and a gimlet point that permit them to be driven into wood with a screwdriver.
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Origin of wood screw
First recorded in 1725–35
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British Dictionary definitions for wood screw
/ (ˈwʊdˌskruː) /
a metal screw that tapers to a point so that it can be driven into wood by a screwdriver
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