screw eye


Definition of screw eye 

: a wood screw with a head in the form of a loop

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Every Livingstone Lure contains a chip with the sounds, a speaker, a battery and contacts that double as screw eyes to attach hooks. John Goodspeed, San Antonio Express-News, "San Antonio company hooks a winner with natural sounds in lures," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of screw eye

1787, in the meaning defined above

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