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drill1 British & World English

A tool or machine with a rotating cutting tip or reciprocating hammer or chisel, used for making holes

drill2 British & World English

A machine which makes small furrows, sows seed in them, and then covers the seed with earth

drill3 British & World English

A dark brown baboon with a short tail and a naked blue or purple rump, found in the rainforests of West Africa

drill4 British & World English

A coarse twilled cotton or linen fabric

drill English Thesaurus

a hydraulic drill

drill down British & World English

Access data which is in a lower level of a hierarchically structured database

drill press British & World English

A machine tool for drilling holes, set on a fixed stand

drill stem British & World English

A rotating rod or cylinder used in drilling

fire drill British & World English

A practice of the emergency procedures to be used in case of fire

kerb drill British & World English

A set of precautions, especially looking to right and left, taken before crossing the road and typically taught to children

pack drill British & World English

A military punishment of marching up and down carrying full equipment

twist drill British & World English

A drill with a twisted body like that of an auger

breast drill British & World English

A drill on which pressure is brought to bear by the operator’s chest

drill string British & World English

A structure consisting of coupled lengths of pipe or casing, which occupies the hole made in drilling for oil or gas

hammer drill British & World English

A power drill that works by delivering a rapid succession of blows, used chiefly for drilling in masonry or rock

pattern drill British & World English

Another term for pattern practice.

drill sergeant British & World English

A non-commissioned officer who trains soldiers in military parade exercises

pneumatic drill British & World English

A large, heavy mechanical drill driven by compressed air, used for breaking up a hard surface such as a road

percussion drill British & World English

Another term for hammer drill.

Chinese fire drill British & World English

A state of disorder or confusion

no names, no pack drill British & World English

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drill something into in drill1 British & World English

Cause (someone) to learn something by repeating it regularly

drill down in drill1 British & World English

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the drill in drill1 British & World English

The correct or recognized procedure or way of doing something

oyster drill in drill1 British & World English

A predatory mollusc that bores into the shells of other molluscs in order to feed on the soft tissue

no names, no pack drill in pack drill British & World English

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