Phillips screwdriver

/fɪləps ˈskrudraɪvə/ (say filuhps 'skroohdruyvuh)

noun
a screwdriver with a cross-shaped point, for driving Phillips screws.
Also, Phillips head screwdriver.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Phillips™ screwdriver — [Phillips screwdriver] noun a type of ↑screwdriver (= tool that turns a screw) with two small blades on the end shaped like a cross. It is named after the American H F Phillips who invented it, and is used with a Phillips screw …   Useful english dictionary

  • Phillips screwdriver — noun a screwdriver for use with Phillips screws • Hypernyms: ↑screwdriver * * * Phillips screwdriver, a screwdriver with crossed beveled blades for driving a Phillips screw. * * * noun, pl ⋯ ers [count] : a screwdriver that is designed to be used …   Useful english dictionary

  • Phillips screwdriver — noun A screwdriver having a cross shaped tip rather than the rectangular tip of a standard (flat blade) screwdriver. See Also: phillips head, Phillips head, phillips head screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, phillips head, Phillips head,… …   Wiktionary

  • Phillips{™} screwdriver — n a type of screwdriver (= tool that turns a screw) with two small blades on the end shaped like a cross. It is named after the American H F Phillips who invented it, and is used with a Phillips screw. * * * …   Universalium

  • phillips screwdriver — A screwdriver with a pointed tip that is shaped to fit the crossed slots in the heads of Phillips screws …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Phillips screw — ➡ Phillips screwdriver * * * …   Universalium

  • 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 head — Phillips head, adj. a screw head having two partial slots crossed at right angles, driven by a special screwdriver (Phillips screwdriver). See illus. under screw. [1930 35; after trademark Phillips Screws] * * * …   Universalium

  • Phillips head — Phillips head, adj. a screw head having two partial slots crossed at right angles, driven by a special screwdriver (Phillips screwdriver). See illus. under screw. [1930 35; after trademark Phillips Screws] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Phillips screw® — /filˈips skroo/ noun A type of screw with a recessed cross in the head designed to receive the protuberant cross shaped tip of a Phillips screwdriver® ORIGIN: Phillips Screws, original US manufacturing company …   Useful english dictionary

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