Part of speech: noun

A tool for driving screws.

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Usage examples "screwdriver":

  1. Consider, now: Here was a trap- door, most insecurely hung on external hinges; the burglar had a screwdriver, for he took off the door- lock below with it. - "Martin Hewitt, Investigator", Arthur Morrison.
  2. Armstrong threw the screwdriver down upon the table and shrugged his shoulders. - "The Green Flag", Arthur Conan Doyle.
  3. At last, reassured, he walked to the front of the machine, and with the screwdriver pried the name plate from its position on the radiator and tossed it into the tumbling, yellow stream beside the road. - "The White Desert", Courtney Ryley Cooper.