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screen saver a small program that takes over a computer's screen and substitutes a decorative image if the computer has not been used for a set length of time. Screen savers were first used to prevent damage to computer screens but are now mainly used for decoration.
screenshot in computing, a picture of all that is currently showing on one's computer or phone screen, created by the computer itself in response to an instruction by the user. [2 definitions]
screenwriter one who writes or adapts a script for a movie.
screw a fastener, usu. metal, having a sometimes tapered shank with a helical thread, driven into a surface by applying pressure to the head while turning it. [17 definitions]
screwball (slang) a person considered eccentric or irrational. [3 definitions]
screw bean a mesquite tree of the southwestern United States that bears spirally twisted pods. [2 definitions]
screwdriver a tool for turning a screw, consisting of a shank that fits the head of the screw and a handle or mechanism for turning the shank. [2 definitions]
screwed up (informal) not working properly; broken. [4 definitions]
screw eye a screw with a loop or eyelet for a head.
screw hook a screw with an elongated head in the shape of a hook.
screw propeller two or more blades mounted on a hub so that, when rotated, they push air or water backward to give an aircraft or ship forward thrust; propeller.
screw thread the continuous helical ridge or groove on the outer surface of a screw or the inner surface of a nut.
screwup (slang) a bad mistake. [2 definitions]
screw up (slang) to do (something) very badly; make a mess of; botch.
screwworm the larva of a blowfly that infests wounds, the nostrils, or the navel of certain animals and man, often causing disease.
screwy (slang) crazy. [2 definitions]
scribal of or pertaining to writers or the act of writing.
scribble to write hastily, awkwardly, or carelessly; scrawl. [6 definitions]
scribbler an unimportant or inferior writer; hack.
scribe1 one employed as a copyist. [3 definitions]
scribe2 to mark or score (a surface) with a sharp instrument, esp. as a guide for later cutting or assembly.