tornillo

tornillo

[tawr-nil-oh, -nee-oh; Spanish tawr-nee-lyaw, -nee-yaw]
noun, plural tornillos [tawr-nil-ohz, -nee-ohz; Spanish tawr-nee-lyaws, -nee-yaws] .

Origin:
1835–45, Americanism; < Spanish: screw, clamp, equivalent to torn(o) lathe, gyration (< Latin tornus lathe < Greek tórnos) + -illo diminutive suffix (< Latin -illum)

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