Phillips screw


variants or less commonly Phillips-head screw
plural Phillips screws also Phillips-head screws
: a type of screw that has two slots in its top that intersect in the middle at right angles

Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Phillips screw was in 1936

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Cite this Entry

“Phillips screw.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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