Phillips screwdriver

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EtymologyEdit

From Henry F. Phillips, the name of the inventor of the tool and the screws that it is designed to work with, and screwdriver.

NounEdit

Phillips screwdriver (plural Phillips screwdrivers)

From left to right, a Phillips screwdriver and a flat-blade screwdriver.
  1. A screwdriver having a cross-shaped tip rather than the rectangular tip of a standard (flat-blade) screwdriver.

Related termsEdit

  • phillips head, Phillips head
  • phillips head screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver
  • phillips-head, Phillips-head
  • phillips-head screwdriver, Phillips-head screwdriver

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Last modified on 6 October 2013, at 20:37