drill

drill
I
[[t]drɪl[/t]]
n.
1) bui mac
a) a shaftlike tool with two or more cutting edges for making holes in firm materials, esp. by rotation
b) a tool, esp. a hand tool, for holding and operating such a tool
2) mil Mil.
a) training in formal marching or other precise military or naval movements
b) an exercise in such training
3)
a) any practice or exercise in marching
b) any strict, methodical, repetitive, or mechanical training, instruction, or exercise:
a spelling drill[/ex]
4) the correct or customary manner of proceeding
5) ivt a gastropod mollusk, Urosalpinx cinera, that bores holes in bivalves
6) to pierce or bore a hole in (something); penetrate or excavate with a drill
7) to make (a hole) by boring
8)
a) mil to instruct and exercise (military trainees) in formation marching, in the carrying and handling of arms, etc
b) to train or rehearse (any group) in formation marching
9) to impart (knowledge) by strict discipline or repetition
10) to train or rehearse (a person or group) in a subject, discipline, etc., by guided repetition, quizzing, and other techniques
11) bui to pierce, bore, or excavate something with or as if with a drill
12) to penetrate deeply beneath the ground or the sea floor with specialized machinery to search for deposits or reservoirs of a natural substance:
to drill for oil[/ex]
13) to go through exercise in military or other training
Etymology: 1605–15; < D dril (n.), drillen (v.) drill′er, n. II
drill
[[t]drɪl[/t]] n.
1) agr. a small furrow made in the soil in which to sow seeds
2) agr. a row of seeds or plants thus sown
3) a machine for sowing in rows and for covering the seeds when sown
4) agr. to sow (seed) in drills
5) agr. to sow or plant (soil, a plot of ground, etc.) in drills
6) agr. to sow seed in drills
Etymology: 1720–30; of uncert. orig. III
drill
[[t]drɪl[/t]] n.
tex a strong twilled cotton fabric
Etymology: 1735–45; short for drilling II IV
drill
[[t]drɪl[/t]] n.
mam a large baboon, Mandrillus leucophaeus, of W Africa, smaller and less brightly colored than the closely related mandrill
Etymology: 1635–45; of obscure orig.; cf. mandrill

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  • Drill — Drill, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Drilled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Drilling}.] [D. drillen to bore, drill (soldiers); probably akin to AS. pyrlian, pyrelian, to pierce. See {Thrill}.] 1. To pierce or bore with a drill, or a with a drill; to perforate; as, to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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