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Meaning of "screwdriver" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SCREWDRIVER

screwdriver  [ˈskruːˌdraɪvə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SCREWDRIVER

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determiner
exclamation
Screwdriver is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SCREWDRIVER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

screwdriver

Screwdriver

A screwdriver is a tool, manual or powered, for turning screws. A typical simple screwdriver has a handle and a shaft, and a tip that the user inserts into the screw head to turn it. The shaft is usually made of tough steel to resist bending or twisting. The tip may be hardened to resist wear, treated with a dark tip coating for improved visual contrast between tip and screw—or ridged or treated for additional 'grip'. Handle are typically wood, metal, or plastic and usually hexagonal, square, or oval in cross-section to improve grip and prevent the tool from rolling when set down. Some manual screwdrivers have interchangeable tips that fit into a socket on the end of the shaft and are held in mechanically or magnetically. These often have a hollow handle that contains various types and sizes of tips, and a reversible ratchet action that allows multiple full turns without re-positioning the tip or the user's hand. A screwdriver is classified by its tip, which is shaped to fit the driving surfaces—slots, grooves, recesses, etc.—on the corresponding screw head.

Definition of screwdriver in the English dictionary

The definition of screwdriver in the dictionary is a tool used for turning screws, usually having a handle of wood, plastic, etc, and a steel shank with a flattened square-cut tip that fits into a slot in the head of the screw. Other definition of screwdriver is an alcoholic beverage consisting of orange juice and vodka.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SCREWDRIVER


arriver
əˈraɪvə
cabdriver
ˈkæbˌdraɪvə
conjunctiva
ˌkɒndʒʌŋkˈtaɪvə
conniver
kəˈnaɪvə
contriver
kənˈtraɪvə
deriver
dɪˈraɪvə
diver
ˈdaɪvə
driver
ˈdraɪvə
fiver
ˈfaɪvə
Godiva
ɡəˈdaɪvə
hiver
ˈhaɪvə
nondriver
ˌnɒnˈdraɪvə
owner-driver
ˈəʊnəˈdraɪvə
reviver
rɪˈvaɪvə
Saiva
ˈsaɪvə
saliva
səˈlaɪvə
shriver
ˈʃraɪvə
striver
ˈstraɪvə
survivor
səˈvaɪvə
thriver
ˈθraɪvə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SCREWDRIVER

screw-back
screw-bolt
screw-in
screw-on
screw-propelled
screw-top
screw-topped
screw-up
screwable
screwball
screwbean
screwed
screwed up
screwer
screwier
screwiest
screwiness
screwlike
screwworm
screwy

WORDS THAT END LIKE SCREWDRIVER

ambulance driver
coach driver
deliver
drunk driver
head of the river
hit-and-run driver
learner driver
pile-driver
race car driver
racing driver
rally driver
reckless driver
river
slave driver
slave-driver
Sunday driver
taxi driver
the river
tractor driver
truck driver
woman driver

Synonyms and antonyms of screwdriver in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «screwdriver» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SCREWDRIVER

Find out the translation of screwdriver to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of screwdriver from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «screwdriver» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

螺丝刀
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

destornillador
570 millions of speakers

English

screwdriver
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पेचकश
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مِفَكّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

отвертка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

chave de fenda
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্ক্রু ড্রাইভার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tournevis
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pemutar skru
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schraubenzieher
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ドライバー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

나사돌리개
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Obeng
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tuốc-nơ-vít
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஸ்க்ரூடிரைவர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पेचकस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Tornavida
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cacciavite
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

śrubokręt
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

викрутка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

șurubelniță
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κατσαβίδι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skroewedraaier
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skruvmejsel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

skrutrekker
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of screwdriver

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SCREWDRIVER»

The term «screwdriver» is very widely used and occupies the 23.183 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SCREWDRIVER» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «screwdriver» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «screwdriver» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about screwdriver

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SCREWDRIVER»

Discover the use of screwdriver in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to screwdriver and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
One Good Turn: A Natural History of the Screwdriver and the ...
Traces the history of the screwdriver from a sketch in da Vinci's pad to a later patent and mass production.
Witold Rybczynski, 2001
2
One Good Turn: A Natural History of the Screwdriver and the ...
screwdrivers: a slender electrician's screwdriver; a tiny jeweler's screwdriver; a stubby gunmaker's screwdriver; and a short, heavy undertaker's screwdriver for fastening coffin lids. Salaman dates the origin of the screwdriver slightly earlier than ...
Witold Rybczynski, 2013
3
Popular Mechanics Complete Home How-to
If you use a screwdriver with a tip that is slightly too big or too small, it is likely to slip out of the slot as you turn it, damaging both the screw and the surrounding wood. Cabinet screwdriver A cabinet screwdriver has a shaft that is ground on two ...
Albert Jackson, David Day, 2009
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Popular Mechanics
_ he standard flat-blade screwdriver, or turnscrew as it was called originally, began as a simple tool to drive and remove slotted screws. But, the limitations of the slotted screw led to the development of many "better" screw designs. That is, a ...
5
Popular Mechanics
Since it is used as frequently as — if not more often than — any other hand tool, the ordinary screwdriver probably takes more abuse than all the others. Common abuses include use of the wrong- size driver to turn a screw home, and prying ...
6
Tools and Their Uses
Phillips Screwdriver The head of a Phillips-type screw has a four-way slot into which the screwdriver fits. This prevents the screwdriver from slipping. Three standard sized Phillips screwdrivers handle a wide range of screw sizes. Their ahility to ...
U.S. Bureau of Naval Personnel, 2013
7
Sophie Screwdriver
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Klein, Adria F. (Adria Fay), 1947Sophie Screwdriver/ by Adria Klein ; illustrated by Andrew Rowland. p. cm. — (Stone Arch readers. Tool school) Summary: The new school playground has  ...
Adria F. Klein, 2011
8
Screwdriver (Cocktales, Book Two)
... marks mentioned in this book. The publisher does not have any control over, and does not assume any responsibility for, author or third-party Web sites or their content. SCREWDRIVER Mari Carr Dedication This story is dedicated to Mary.
Mari Carr, 2012
9
What Does a Screwdriver Do?
Robin Nelson. What Does a Screwdriver Do? by Robin Nelson What tool is this? It is a screwdriver. aLerner Publications Company · Minneapolis Tools help us do jobs. Title Page.
Robin Nelson, 2012
10
Automotive Service: Inspection, Maintenance, Repair
A screwdriver that is very similar in appearance to a Phillips is the Reed and Prince. Do not use a Reed and Prince on automotive screws because it has a deeper screw slot and the walls that separate the slots are tapered. This tool was  ...
Tim Gilles, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SCREWDRIVER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term screwdriver is used in the context of the following news items.
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Possible Hate Crime: Man Stabbed With Screwdriver in Palo Alto …
... of white men accosted a Hispanic man, made racial comments and then stabbed him with a screwdriver inside a downtown parking garage, authorities said. «NBC Bay Area, Jul 15»
2
Man accused of stabbing woman with screwdriver
CHARLESTON, Mo. (AP) – A southeast Missouri man is charged with felony domestic assault in connection with a screwdriver stabbing that injured a woman. «fox2now.com, Jun 15»
3
Brisbane woman raped and stabbed with screwdriver in the eyes …
In a horrific attack in Brisbane on Thursday morning a 30-year-old woman has been stabbed in her eyes and genitals with a screwdriver. Queensland police said ... «Daily Mail, Jun 15»
4
Man who stabbed 2 with screwdriver gets 65-year sentence
CLINTON COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — The man charged with stabbing a woman and her great-granddaughter received his sentence in a Clinton County courtroom ... «wlfi.com, Jun 15»
5
Man With Screwdriver Shot, Killed by Deputy
A San Diego County Sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man holding a screwdriver in Alpine, officials said Wednesday. Just before 4:30 p.m., deputies got a report ... «NBC 7 San Diego, May 15»
6
Philip Lyle Hansen accused of removing women's teeth during sex
'He had a screwdriver in his hand, he then tilted my head back... after that he had grabbed the screwdriver and started digging at the back of my gums to try and ... «Daily Mail, Apr 15»
7
Grand Jury Clears Dallas Cops in Deadly Shooting of Man Wielding …
A grand jury has decided not to indict two Dallas police officers in the fatal shooting of a mentally ill man brandishing a screwdriver. A Dallas County grand jury ... «TIME, Apr 15»
8
Gay student has screwdriver jabbed in face during '5-round' brawl as …
Jefferson recalled that one student jammed a screwdriver right next to his eye. “My face, my eye, my lip, on my back, my spine right in the middle, the back of my ... «Raw Story, Apr 15»
9
VIDEO: Shocking moment police shoot dead mentally ill man …
In the video, Harrison's mother opens the door to the awaiting officers and he appears behind her twiddling a screwdriver. The officers immediately demand he ... «Express.co.uk, Mar 15»
10
Irving police ID man suspected of stabbing woman with screwdriver
Police say Roberts and the woman, who was stabbed several times with a screwdriver while she worked out, have “no known relationship. The investigation is ... «Dallas Morning News, Jan 15»

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