flathead screwdriver

noun

plural flathead screwdrivers
: a screwdriver featuring a single flat blade that is designed to be used with a screw that has a straight slot across its top compare phillips screwdriver

Examples of flathead screwdriver in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Medina allegedly used a wooden baseball bat and a flathead screwdriver to cause injuries including broken ribs, deep puncture wounds and extensive bruising. Stephen Sorace, Fox News, 4 Apr. 2024 The most important items that should be in every toolkit include a hammer, a set of screwdrivers in different sizes (both Phillips and flathead screwdrivers), pliers, utility blades, a straightedge, a level, measuring tape, hex keys, and a pair of wire cutters. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 Jan. 2024 The victim told police that the man was armed with a large flathead screwdriver, the statement said. Adam Sennott, BostonGlobe.com, 8 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flathead screwdriver was in 1967

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“Flathead screwdriver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flathead%20screwdriver. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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