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screwdriver

noun [C]  /ˈskruˌdrɑɪ·vər/ us  
a tool for turning screws that has a handle at one end and a metal rod at the other end, shaped to fit in the top of a screw
Translations of “screwdriver”
in Korean 나사돌리개…
in Arabic مِفَكّ بَراغي…
in Portuguese chave de fenda…
in Catalan tornavís…
in Japanese ねじ回し, スクリュードライバー…
in Italian cacciavite…
in Chinese (Traditional) 螺絲起子,螺旋鑽…
in Russian отвертка…
in Turkish tornavida…
in Chinese (Simplified) 螺丝刀,改锥…
in Polish śrubokręt, wkrętak…
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