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  1. Phillips screwdrivernoun

    a screwdriver for use with Phillips screws


  1. Phillips screwdrivernoun

    A screwdriver having a cross-shaped tip rather than the rectangular tip of a standard (flat-blade) screwdriver.

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


  1. phillips screwdriver

    At a minimum, a screw drive is a set of shaped cavities and protrusions on the screw head that allows torque to be applied to it. Usually, it also involves a mating tool, such as a screwdriver, that is used to turn it. The following heads are categorized based on frequency, with some of the less-common drives being classified as "tamper-resistant." Most heads come in a range of sizes, typically distinguished by a number, such as "Phillips #00". These sizes do not necessarily describe a particular dimension of the drive shape, but rather are arbitrary designations.


  1. phillips screwdriver

    A Phillips screwdriver is a hand tool specifically designed to apply or remove screws with a cross-head or "+" shaped groove (also known as Phillips head screws). It features a handle usually made of plastic or wood, and a steel shank ending in a pointed, cross-shaped tip. The Phillips screwdriver was created to provide better contact with the screw and to limit slippage compared to flathead screwdrivers. The Phillips screwdriver comes in various sizes to accommodate different sizes of Phillips screws.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of phillips screwdriver in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of phillips screwdriver in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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