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screwdriver


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.

noun

  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

n.also screw-driver, “tool for driving screws,” 1779, from screw (n.) + driver. Meaning “cocktail made from vodka and orange juice” is recorded from 1956. (Screwed/screwy have had a sense of “drunk” since 19c.; cf. slang tight “drunk”).

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