drill

drill
drill1
noun
1》 a tool or machine with a rotating or reciprocating cutting tip, used for boring holes.
2》 training in military exercises.
    ↘instruction by means of repeated exercises.
    ↘(the drill) informal the correct or recognized procedure.
3》 a predatory mollusc that bores into the shells of other molluscs. [Urosalpinx cinerea (oyster drill, America) and other species.]
verb
1》 bore (a hole) in something with a drill.
    ↘sink a borehole.
2》 subject to military training or other intensive instruction.
3》 informal (in sport) hit (a shot) hard and in a straight line.
4》 (drill down) Computing access data in a lower level of a hierarchically structured database.
Derivatives
driller noun
Origin
C17: from MDu. drillen 'bore, turn in a circle'.
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drill2
noun a machine which makes small furrows, sows seed in them, and then covers the sown seed.
↘a small furrow made by a drill.
verb sow with a drill.
Origin
C18: perh. from drill1.
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drill3
noun a West African baboon with a naked blue or purple rump. [Mandrillus leucophaeus.]
Origin
C17: prob. a local word; cf. mandrill.
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drill4
noun a coarse twilled cotton or linen fabric.
Origin
C18: abbrev. of earlier drilling, from Ger. Drillich, from L. trilix 'triple-twilled', from tri- 'three' + licium 'thread'.

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