plural tornillos

Word History


Spanish, literally, small lathe, screw, diminutive of torno lathe, from Latin tornus — more at turn

First Known Use

circa 1844, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tornillo was circa 1844

Dictionary Entries Near tornillo

Cite this Entry

“Tornillo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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