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self-tapping screw

[self-tap-ing] /ˈsɛlfˌtæp ɪŋ/
a screw designed to tap its corresponding female thread as it is driven.
Also called tapping screw. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Anchors shall be attached with self-tapping screw fasteners.
  • The stem is threaded and functions as a self-reaming and self-tapping screw for easy insertion.

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