screw·​driv·​er | \ ˈskrü-ˌdrī-vər How to pronounce screwdriver (audio) \

Definition of screwdriver

1 : a tool for turning screws
2 : vodka and orange juice served with ice

Examples of screwdriver in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The iFixit kit arrived with some tweezers, a screwdriver, plastic picks and a suction cup to remove the screen. New York Times, 25 May 2022 That's right, each steel square doubles as a cutter, screwdriver, bottle openers, wrench and so much more. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 16 May 2022 To determine how deep the moisture goes, probe the soil with a long, flat-headed screwdriver. oregonlive, 21 Jan. 2022 The installation only calls for a screwdriver and can be completed in less than 20 minutes. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, 14 Apr. 2022 Moran was dispatched to Garcia’s trailer home after reports that Garcia was in a dispute with his wife, was pleading with her not to leave him and was holding a screwdriver. Elizabeth Zavala, San Antonio Express-News, 25 Mar. 2022 But on the bright side regarding serviceability, the modular ports can come and go easily, and the whole casing is primarily accessible with a screwdriver without risk of damage. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, 25 Mar. 2022 The guides also all stop at screwdriver work and won't cover things like replacing components with a soldering iron. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 4 Feb. 2022 The whole enclosure can be disassembled with a Phillips-head screwdriver. Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica, 24 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of screwdriver

1735, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of screwdriver was in 1735

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29 May 2022

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“Screwdriver.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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screw·​driv·​er | \ ˈskrü-ˌdrī-vər How to pronounce screwdriver (audio) \

Kids Definition of screwdriver

: a tool for turning screws

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