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screw

(skrū),
A helically grooved cylinder for fastening two objects together or for adjusting the position of an object resting on one end of the screw.

screw

Orthopedics
noun A threaded internal fixation device, usually constructed of stainless steel, commonly used to fix bones in place, either alone or with a plate.
 
Vox populi
verb Popular, to treat unfairly.

screw

noun Orthopedics A ubiquitous threaded internal fixation device, usually constructed of stainless steel, commonly used to fix bones in place, either alone or with a plate. See Bionx absorbable cannulated screw, Cancellous screw, Cannellated screw, Cortical screw, Cross-locking screw, Herbert screw, Interference screw, Lag screw Vox populi verb
1. Popular, 'to treat unfairly'.
2. Vulgar; to have intercourse.

screw

(skrū)
Helically grooved cylinder for attaching two objects or adjusting position of an object resting on one end of screw.
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5 Remove three Phillips head screws retaining the outer horn contact.
* The ability for the mat to attach to durable molded plastic riser platform via 4 Phillips head screws, which can be removed and reattached for cleaning purposes.
There is a socket drive head and an array of driver heads adequate to deal with the misfortune of Phillips head screws wherever they might occur.
Foil this loser by using Allen head, Torx head or hex-head cap screws instead of standard Phillips head screws. You can also order tamperproof security screws that require special removal tools that an opportunistic thief is unlikely to have.
The pocket clip is stainless steel, held on with the large pivot pin and two Phillips head screws. The blade-opening thumb stud is knurled for non-slip action, the pattern matching two of the liner spacers.
This eliminates the annoying tendency of Phillips head screws to strip out or slip off the bit.
In situations where the screwhead must be flush to the surface (furring strips under drywall), or where a Phillips head would look nicer, use the Phillips head screws. Otherwise, always pick the hex head screws.