v. t.1.To pierce or bore with a drill, or a with a drill; to perforate; as, to drill a hole into a rock; to drill a piece of metal.
[imp. & p. p. Drilled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Drilling.]
2.To train in the military art; to exercise diligently, as soldiers, in military evolutions and exercises; hence, to instruct thoroughly in the rudiments of any art or branch of knowledge; to discipline.
v. i.1.To practice an exercise or exercises; to train one's self.
n.1.An instrument with an edged or pointed end used for making holes in hard substances; strictly, a tool that cuts with its end, by revolving, as in drilling metals, or by a succession of blows, as in drilling stone; also, a drill press.
2.(Mil.) The act or exercise of training soldiers in the military art, as in the manual of arms, in the execution of evolutions, and the like; hence, diligent and strict instruction and exercise in the rudiments and methods of any business; a kind or method of military exercises; as, infantry drill; battalion drill; artillery drill.
3.Any exercise, physical or mental, enforced with regularity and by constant repetition; as, a severe drill in Latin grammar.
4.(Zool.) A marine gastropod, of several species, which kills oysters and other bivalves by drilling holes through the shell. The most destructive kind is Urosalpinx cinerea.
Bow drill
See under Bow, Breast.
Cotter drill
a machine tool for drilling slots.
Diamond drill
See under Diamond.
Drill jig
See under Jig.
Drill pin
the pin in a lock which enters the hollow stem of the key.
Drill sergeant
(Mil.) a noncommissioned officer whose office it is to instruct soldiers as to their duties, and to train them to military exercises and evolutions.
Vertical drill
a drill press.
v. t.1.To cause to flow in drills or rills or by trickling; to drain by trickling; as, waters drilled through a sandy stratum.
2.To sow, as seeds, by dribbling them along a furrow or in a row, like a trickling rill of water.
3.To entice; to allure from step; to decoy; - with on.
4.To cause to slip or waste away by degrees.
v. i.1.To trickle.
2.To sow in drills.
n.1.A small trickling stream; a rill.
2.(Agr.) An implement for making holes for sowing seed, and sometimes so formed as to contain seeds and drop them into the hole made.
Drill barrow
a wheeled implement for planting seed in drills.
Drill bow
a small bow used for the purpose of rapidly turning a drill around which the bowstring takes a turn.
Drill harrow
a harrow used for stirring the ground between rows, or drills.
Drill plow
a sort plow for sowing grain in drills.
1.(Zool.) A large African baboon (Cynocephalus leucophæus).
1.(Manuf.) Same as Drilling.
Imperial drill
a linen fabric having two threads in the warp and three in the filling.
Noun1.drill - a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)
2.drill - similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored
3.drill - systematic training by multiple repetitions; "practice makes perfect"
4.drill - (military) the training of soldiers to march (as in ceremonial parades) or to perform the manual of arms
Verb1.drill - make a hole with a pointed power or hand tool; "don't drill here, there's a gas pipe"; "drill a hole into the wall"; "drill for oil"
Synonyms: bore
2.drill - train in the military, e.g., in the use of weapons
3.drill - learn by repetition; "We drilled French verbs every day"; "Pianists practice scales"
4.drill - teach by repetition
5.drill - undergo military training or do military exercises
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Translate Drill to Spanish, Translate Drill to German, Translate Drill to French
Drift of the forest
drift off
Drift sail
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Drill barrow
drill bit
Drill bow
Drill harrow
drill hole
drill in
drill instructor
Drill jig
Drill lathe
drill master
Drill pin
Drill plow
Drill press
drill rig
drill rod
Drill sergeant
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