Definitions

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  • n. A screwdriver with a '+' shaped head for turning screws so socketed.
  • n. A screw turned by such a screwdriver.

Etymologies

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From Phillips head screwdriver and Phillips head screw, by shortening; eponymous of Henry F. Phillips of Portland, OR, the inventor of the '+' shaped socket for screws.

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