Definition of screw eye in US English:

screw eye


  • A screw with a loop for passing a cord through, instead of a slotted head.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She tethered the gelding to one of the short chains dangling from screw eyes imbedded in the wooden planks of the walls.’
    • ‘Turn all screw eyes parallel to the board short ends, so the cords will run through them easily.’
    • ‘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.’