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 big red machine is equipped with onboard storage for its scrench (screwdriver-wrench). Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Battery-Powered Chainsaws," 9 Dec. 2020 This 51-piece kit comes with a wrench, ratchet, spark plug sockets, pliers, tire gauge, screwdriver and other items needed to fix a vehicle in an emergency situation. Hannah Drown, cleveland, "15 essential items for winter emergencies, snowstorms to keep in your car," 1 Dec. 2020 The screwdriver can be used for medium to light-duty jobs, like assembling furniture (like a couch) and installing mounting TVs. Zoe Malin, NBC News, "New & Notable: Latest products from Hello Kitty, Olay and more," 7 Dec. 2020 Find the end of the spline and pry it up with a screwdriver or utility knife, then pull the rest of the spline out of the frame to release the old screen. New York Times, "Do It Yourself Home Repairs," 5 Dec. 2020 Some types require pre-drilling, while others are can be installed with only a screwdriver. Measure. Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, "How to Hang Curtains Like a Professional," 23 Nov. 2020 Snipe hunting is a practical joke, a fool's errand, like being asked to find a left-handed screwdriver. Matthew Walther, TheWeek, "Trump is right about Afghanistan," 19 Nov. 2020 Finally, the piece of forehead was fixed back in the skull with two 4mm titanium plates, which his trainee, Maini, secured using a tiny screwdriver. Slanierdarby, Longreads, "There She Goes: How to ‘Feminize’ a Face," 13 Nov. 2020 This kit comes with an instructional storybook that walks builders through assembling various circuits using a board, a battery pack, an electric screwdriver and other tools and explains the basics of electricity flow. Rasha Aridi, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Ten Best STEM Toys to Give as Gifts in 2020," 27 Nov. 2020

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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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17 Jan 2021

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“Screwdriver.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of screwdriver

: a tool that is used for turning screws


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

Kids Definition of screwdriver

: a tool for turning screws

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