screw eye

noun

Definition of screw eye

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

Examples of screw eye in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To spray paint small fasteners, such as screws, nails, bolts, cup hooks and screw eyes, try this trick: Stick them into a sheet of cardboard. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "10 Smart Spray Painting Tips for a Great-Looking Paint Job," 26 Apr. 2020 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 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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The first known use of screw eye was in 1787

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“Screw eye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/screw%20eye. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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