phillips head screw

A screw having a fairly deep cross slot instead of the single slot as used in conventional screws.

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • Phillips head — noun a) A screwdriver with a + shaped head for turning screws so socketed. b) A screw turned by such a screwdriver. See Also: Phillips head screwdriver, Phillips head screw …   Wiktionary

  • head screw — See phillips head screw …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Phillips head — Phillips head, adj. a screw head having two partial slots crossed at right angles, driven by a special screwdriver (Phillips screwdriver). See illus. under screw. [1930 35; after trademark Phillips Screws] * * * …   Universalium

  • Phillips head — Phillips head, adj. a screw head having two partial slots crossed at right angles, driven by a special screwdriver (Phillips screwdriver). See illus. under screw. [1930 35; after trademark Phillips Screws] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Phillips head — Phil′lips head n. bui a screw head having two partial slots crossed at right angles, driven by a special screwdriver(Phil′lips screw′driver) • Etymology: 1930–35; after trademark Phillips Screws …   From formal English to slang

  • cross-head screw — A screw with a slot which looks like an X or + into which the tip of the blade of a Phillips or Reed and Prince screwdriver can be inserted …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Screw — This article is about the fastener. For other uses, see Screw (disambiguation). Screws come in a variety of shapes and sizes for different purposes. U.S. quarter coin (diameter 24 mm) shown for scale. A screw, or bolt, is a type of fastener… …   Wikipedia

  • screw — [1] A spiral path along a cylinder. [2] A fastening device. A screw is like an inclined plane wrapped up. It can take a rotating force and change it into a much larger straight line force. See adjusting screw aiming screw air bleed screw air… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Phillips screw — /ˈfɪləps skru/ (say filuhps skrooh) noun a screw with a cross shaped recess in the head, turned with a Phillips screwdriver. Also, Phillips head screw. {trademark} …   Australian English dictionary

  • head — [1] The upper part of something. [2] A term used to express the increase of energy content in a fluid pumped, expressed in units of energy per unit of mass, usually simply ft (feet). [3] A part of the engine which covers the piston and creates… …   Dictionary of automotive terms


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