sheet-metal screw


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sheet-metal screw

[′shēt ¦med·əl ‚skrü]
(design engineering)

sheet-metal screw, tapping screw

sheet-metal screws
A coarse-threaded, tapered screw with a slotted head for driving with a screwdriver; used for fastening sheet metal and other materials, without a tapped hole and without a nut.
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