What is drill?

  • (verb): Undergo military training or do military exercises.
    See also — Additional definitions below


A drill is a tool fitted with a cutting tool attachment or driving tool attachment, usually a drill bit or driver bit, used for drilling holes in various materials or fastening various materials together with the use of fasteners. The attachment is gripped by a chuck at one end of the drill and rotated while pressed against the target material. The tip, and sometimes edges, of the cutting tool does the work of cutting into the target material. This may be slicing off thin shavings (twist drills or auger bits), grinding off small particles (oil drilling), crushing and removing pieces of the workpiece (SDS masonry drill), countersinking, counterboring, or other operations.

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Drill, Ye Tarriers, Drill - Lyrics
... boss comes along and he says, "Keep still And come down heavy on the cast iron drill." Chorus So drill, ye tarriers, drill And drill, ye tarriers, drill Oh it's ... So drill, Ye tarriers, drill ...
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... Drill bit nozzles sizes ... If the additive(s) will not go through the drill bit, they cannot be used ... Other drill string mechanical equipment such as a mud motor or MWD tools ...
Lew Drill
... Drill (May 9, 1877 – July 4, 1969) was a Major League Baseball catcher who played four seasons with the Washington Senators (1902–04), New York Yankees (1902) and Detroit Tigers (1904–05) ... Born in Browerville, Minnesota, Drill attended Georgetown University and Hamline University ... In 293 major league games, Drill had a.258 batting average and.353 on base percentage ...
Swivel (drill Rig)
... for the kelly (and subsequently the drill string) to rotate while allowing the traveling block to remain in a stationary rotational position (yet allow vertical movement up and down the derrick) while ...
List Of United States Marine Corps Acronyms And Expressions - D
... DI – Drill Instructor, inappropriate to use the Army term "drill sergeant" ... DI hut or duty hut – office for drill instructors in a platoon's squad bay doubles as sleeping quarters for the drill instructor on duty ... diddy bop – poor performance in close order drill, or marching in a manner that does not present a crisp military appearance ...

More definitions of "drill":

  • (noun): (military) the training of soldiers to march (as in ceremonial parades) or to perform the manual of arms.
  • (verb): Train in the military, e.g., in the use of weapons.
  • (noun): A tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows).
  • (verb): Teach by repetition.
  • (verb): Make a hole with a pointed power or hand tool.
    Example: "Don't drill here, there's a gas pipe"; "drill a hole into the wall"; "drill for oil"
    Synonyms: bore

Famous quotes containing the word drill:

    Swift blazing flag of the regiment,
    Eagle with crest of red and gold,
    These men were born to drill and die.
    Point for them the virtue of slaughter,
    Make plain to them the excellence of killing
    And a field where a thousand corpses lie.
    Stephen Crane (1871–1900)