I. adjective Etymology: from Phillips, a trademark, from Henry M. Phillips died 1958 American engineer Date: 1935 of, relating to, or being a screw having a head with a cross slot or the corresponding screwdriver II. biographical name Wendell 1811-1884 American orator & reformer III. biographical name William D. 1948- American physicist

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  • Phillips — Phillips1 [fil′ips] ☆ [after H. F. Phillips (? 1958), its U.S. developer] trademark for a screwdriver (Phillips screwdriver) with a cross shaped, pointed tip: used on a screw (Phillips screw) that has two slots crossing at the center of the head… …   English World dictionary

  • Phillips — proper name of a cross slot screw and corresponding screwdriver, 1935, named for its inventor, U.S. businessman Henry F. Phillips (1890 1958) of Portland, Ore. It was designed for car makers, hence the handyman s complaint that they are difficult …   Etymology dictionary

  • Phillips — ► ADJECTIVE trademark ▪ referring to a screw with a cross shaped slot for turning, or a corresponding screwdriver. ORIGIN the name of the American manufacturer Henry F. Phillips (died 1958) …   English terms dictionary

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  • Phillips — Phillips, Stephen, engl. Dichter, geb. 28. Juli 1868 in Somertown, war eine Zeitlang Schauspieler, dann Lehrer, lebt jetzt als Schriftsteller in Ashford; schrieb Gedichte (1897 u.ö.), »Eremus« (1894), »Christ in Hades« (1896), Dramen (»Paolo and… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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