from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A screw designed for a wood or a similar material, with a point, a relatively coarse thread, a thick shank, and, usually, an unthreaded portion of the shank at the head end.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a metal screw with a sharp thread of coarse pitch, adapted to holding fast in wood. See Illust. of Wood screw, under Wood.
  • n. a metal screw formed with a sharp thread, and usually with a slotted head, for insertion in wood.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A screw specially made for use in fastening together parts of wooden structures or structures of wood and metal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a metal screw that tapers to a point so that it can be driven into wood with a screwdriver


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