Phillips definition by Webster's New World
a screwdriver () with a cross-shaped, pointed tip: used on a screw () that has two slots crossing at the center of the head
Origin: after H. F. Phillips (?-1958), its United States developer
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Phillips, Wendell 1811-84; U.S. abolitionist, reformer, & orator
Phillips definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A trademark used for a screw with a head having two intersecting perpendicular slots and for a screwdriver with a tip shaped to fit into these slots.
, Wendell 1811-1884.
American abolitionist who served as president of the American Antislavery Society from 1865 to 1870.