For the slang term, please see screw (slang).

A screw was a small metal object used to join different parts of a structure together.

Sometime before 2152, a young Trip Tucker removed the screws from his family's dining room table on Thanksgiving. (ENT: "Observer Effect")

In 2366, Paul Stubbs dismissed concerns about the sentience of the nanites, calling them machines with a screw loose, a fact which Data disputed, giving their intelligent actions as evidence. (TNG: "Evolution")

In 2375, Tom Paris cautioned Chakotay about a sentient missile's internal sensor array, warning that if they tried to even loosen a screw, it would explode. (VOY: "Warhead")

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