Allen screw

n. propr. a screw with a hexagonal socket in the head.

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noun
a screw with a hexagonal hole in the head
Hypernyms: ↑screw

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\\ˈalə̇n-\ noun
Etymology: from Allen, a proper name
: a screw with a hexagonal recess in the head

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a screw turned by means of an axial hexagonal hole in its head.
[formerly a trademark]

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Allen screw /aˈlən skroo/
noun
A screw with a hexagonal recess in the head, turned by an Allen key, an L-shaped hexagonal rod (also called socket head screw)
ORIGIN: Orig a trademark

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ˈAllen screw noun
a screw with a hole that has six sides
 
Word Origin:
[Allen screw] 1930s: from the name of the manufacturer, the Allen Manufacturing Company, of Hartford, Connecticut.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Allen screw — ► NOUN trademark ▪ a screw with a hexagonal socket in the head. ORIGIN from the name of the Allen Manufacturing Company, Connecticut …   English terms dictionary

  • Allen screw — [ˈælən skru:] n a type of screw with a hole that has six sides …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Allen screw — noun A screw whose head has a hexagonal socket. See Also: Allen bolt, Allen key, Allen wrench …   Wiktionary

  • Allen screw — Al′len screw n. bui a screw turned by means of an axial hexagonal hole in its head • Etymology: formerly a trademark …   From formal English to slang

  • Allen screw — A fastening device (either a wood screw type or bolt threads) with a recessed hexagon hole in the head. Also called a hex hole screw …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Allen screw — a screw turned by means of an axial hexagonal hole in its head. [formerly a trademark] * * * …   Universalium

  • Allen screw — noun trademark a screw with a hexagonal socket in the head …   English new terms dictionary

  • Allen key™ — f16 [ˈælən kiː] [ˈælən kiː] (BrE) (NAmE ˈAllen wrench™) noun a small tool used for turning an ↑Allen screw …   Useful english dictionary

  • Allen wrench™ — Allen key™ f16 [ˈælən kiː] [ˈælən kiː] (BrE) (NAmE ˈAllen wrench™) noun a small tool used for turning an ↑Allen screw …   Useful english dictionary

  • Allen wrench — [ˈælən rentʃ] n AmE [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: Allen Manufacturing Company of Hartford, Connecticut] a tool used to turn an Allen screw British Equivalent: Allen key …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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