a screwdriver (Phillips screwdriver) with a cross-shaped, pointed tip: used on a screw (Phillips screw) that has two slots crossing at the center of the head
Origin of Phillipsafter H. F. Phillips (?-1958), its United States developer
1811-84; U.S. abolitionist, reformer, & orator
- 1917-2000; U.S. poet
- 1835-93; U.S. clergyman & writer
- 1886-1963; U.S. critic & biographer
A trademark for a screw with a head having two intersecting perpendicular slots and for a screwdriver with a tip shaped to fit into these slots.