from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A trademark used for a screw with a head having two intersecting perpendicular slots and for a screwdriver with a tip shaped to fit into these slots.
- Phillips, Wendell 1811-1884. American abolitionist who served as president of the American Antislavery Society from 1865 to 1870.
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- proper n. A patronymic surname derived from Philip.
- n. A Phillips screwdriver.
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PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER: Normally used to stab the vacuum seals under lids or for opening old-style paper-and-tin oil cans and splashing oil on your shirt; but can also be used, as the name implies, to strip out Phillips screw heads.
The rescue of Captain Phillips from the hands of the Somalia pirates by the U.S.
Speaking of books, Kevin Phillips is out with a new book: American Theocracy.
Martin Phillips from the Chills raved about this LP in an article he wrote for Pulse (the late in-house Tower Records magazine)
The Shark Sleeping Bag or ChumBuddy by Kendra Phillips is an amazing 7 foot long monstrous plush shark which can also double as a sleeping bag.
Jason Phillips, TCU, 6-1, 239: Although not the kind of linebacker who overpowers opponents, Phillips is instinctive, persistent and consistent.
Brandon Phillips is the man and one of the best second basemen in the league.
Third Ward Alderman Stephanie Kifowit, who has gone from her days of expressing fiscal concerns to a wild spender, says taxpayers should spend $63,000 on a dog park in Phillips Park on Aurora's East Side because "it's badly needed."
Or let me hazard the guess that the SEALs were ordered to watch for a moment when they could take out the pirates with a single volley, without much regard to how “imminent” the threat to Captain Phillips might be.
Now Rudy Phillips is intimately aware of this connection; after sending out her phone to be serviced by Best Buy Mobile, she received a loaner phone that was filled with ... well, you know.