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machine screw

noun
1.
a threaded fastener, either used with a nut or driven into a tapped hole, usually having a diameter of about 1/4 inch (6.4 mm) or less and a slotted head for tightening by a screwdriver.
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Examples from the web for machine screw
  • Provide each box with a machine screw designed to fit into a tapped hole in the box for ground wire or lug connection.
  • Each electrical outlet box shall have a machine screw which fits into a tapped hole in the box for the ground connection.
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machine screw

noun
1.
a fastening screw with a machine-cut thread throughout the length of its shank
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