Definition of screw eye in English:

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screw eye

noun

A screw with a loop for passing a cord through, instead of a slotted head.
Example sentences
  • Thread one end of the remaining cord through all but the last screw eye, then down the row of shade rings in the second-to-last row.
  • A large screw eye, carefully pried open, closed around your couplings and then screwed into a stake, will anchor the system.
  • The chain will link one screw eye to a corresponding hook.

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