a hand tool for driving screws; has a tip that fits into the head of a screw
a cocktail made with vodka and orange juice
A hand or machine tool which engages with the head of a screw and allows torque to be applied to turn the screw, thus driving it in or loosening it.
A drink made of vodka and orange juice.
A screwdriver is a hand-tool for turning screws. A typical screwdriver comprises: an approximately cylindrical handle of a size and shape to be held by a human hand; an axial shaft embedded in, and protruding from, the handle; and, a tip found at the end of the shaft, opposite the handle. The handle and shaft allow the screwdriver to be positioned and supported and, by rotating the handle, torque is applied to the tip via the screwdriver's shaft. A screwdriver is typically identified by its tip, which is shaped to fit, or mate with, a screw the head of which has a particular contour, or surface shape. A screwdriver is, thus, a mechanism to apply torque to a screw. Proper use of a screwdriver requires that the screwdriver's tip engages with the head of a screw having the same size and type designation as the screwdriver itself. Screwdriver tips are available in a large variety of shapes and sizes. Most screwdrivers, being hand-tools, are operated manually, but it is not uncommon to find screwdrivers that are operated by an electric motor or other motor.
The numerical value of screwdriver in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of screwdriver in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Using words to describe magic is like using a screwdriver to cut roast beef.
I told the suspect to put down the screwdriver so we could talk, but he refused to comply.
Is it worth getting stabbed with a rusty screwdriver by a tweaker for a bike? Many people say no.
We could not just pull the screwdriver out – that could have caused unforeseen complications – so we eventually convinced the parents to let us operate.
It is a truism that when one is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. The glory of art is that it can show this proverbial hammer how everything looks to a screwdriver--and to a plowshare, and to an earthenware pot. If reality is the sum of our perceptions, to acquire more varying points of view is to acquire, literally, more reality.
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- مفك البراغيArabic
- адвёртка, зашрубкаBelarusian
- tornavís, desengramponadorCatalan, Valencian
- Schraubenzieher, SchraubendreherGerman
- κατσαβίδι, βότκα πορτοκάλιGreek
- vodka con naranja, desarmador, destornilladorSpanish
- sgriubhaireScottish Gaelic
- ប្រដាប់មួលខ្ចៅ, ទួរណឺវិសKhmer
- skrūve, skrūvgrieznisLatvian
- huriwiri, kōwiriMāori
- шрафцигер, одврткаMacedonian
- pemutar skruMalay
- screwdriver, skrutrekker, skrujernNorwegian
- śrubokręt, wkrętakPolish
- chave de fenda, [[vodca]] [[com]] [[suco]] [[de]] [[laranja]]Portuguese
- одвијач, šarafciger, шарафцигер, odvijač, odvrtka, одврткаSerbo-Croatian
- screwdriver, skruvmejsel, skruvdragareSwedish
- завертка, викруткаUkrainian
- tuộc vít, chìa vítVietnamese
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