screw eye
noun Date: 1873 a wood screw with a head in the form of a loop

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • screw eye — screw′ eye n. bui a screw having a ring shaped head • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • screw eye — n. a screw with a loop for a head …   English World dictionary

  • screw eye — noun a woodscrew having its shank bent into a ring • Hypernyms: ↑woodscrew * * * noun 1. : a wood screw with a head in the form of a closed loop 2. : a long screw with a handle used especially by stage carpenters * * * a screw having a ring… …   Useful english dictionary

  • screw eye — screw that has a ring shaped head …   English contemporary dictionary

  • screw eye — a screw having a ring shaped head. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • screw eye — noun a screw with a loop for passing a cord through, instead of a slotted head …   English new terms dictionary

  • screw-eye — /ˈskru aɪ/ (say skrooh uy) noun a screw having a ring shaped head …   Australian English dictionary

  • Screw — This article is about the fastener. For other uses, see Screw (disambiguation). Screws come in a variety of shapes and sizes for different purposes. U.S. quarter coin (diameter 24 mm) shown for scale. A screw, or bolt, is a type of fastener… …   Wikipedia

  • screw — n. & v. n. 1 a thin cylinder or cone with a spiral ridge or thread running round the outside (male screw) or the inside (female screw). 2 (in full wood screw) a metal male screw with a slotted head and a sharp point for fastening things, esp. in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Eye bolt — An eye bolt is a screw with a loop on one end and threads on the other end. Eye bolts are commonly used to attach cables to objects, for instance attaching a string to the back of a painting to allow the painting to hang from a nail on a… …   Wikipedia

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