screw driver

screwdriver

[skroo-drahy-ver]
noun
1.
a hand tool for turning a screw, consisting of a handle attached to a long, narrow shank, usually of metal, which tapers and flattens out to a tip that fits into the slotted head of a screw.
2.
a mixed drink made with vodka and orange juice.

Origin:
1770–80; screw + driver

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screwdriver (ˈskruːˌdraɪvə)
 
n
1.  a tool used for turning screws, usually having a handle of wood, plastic, etc, and a steel shank with a flattened square-cut tip that fits into a slot in the head of the screw
2.  an alcoholic beverage consisting of orange juice and vodka

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screwdriver
"tool for driving screws," 1779, from screw (n.) + driver. Meaning "cocktail made from vodka and orange juice" is recorded from 1956. (Screwed/screwy had a sense of "drunk" since 19c.).
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