Wood Screw


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wood screw

[′wu̇d ‚skrü]
(design engineering)
A threaded fastener with a pointed shank, a slotted or recessed head, and a sharp tapered thread of relatively coarse pitch for use only in wood.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Wood Screw

 

a screw designed to be driven into wood or some other soft material, in which it forms a thread by deforming the material. The threaded section of a wood screw is conical in shape, either over the entire length or only at the end. The head is usually spherical or flat, and the slot may be straight or cruciform, for use with a suitable screwdriver.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

wood screw

A helically threaded metal fastener having a pointed end; forms its own mating thread when driven into wood or other resilient materials.
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