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, grinding off small particles, crushing and removing pieces of the workpiece, countersinking, counterboring, or other operations.

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  1. A tool used to remove material so as to create a hole, typically by plunging a rotating cutting bit into a stationary workpiece.
  2. The portion of a drilling tool that drives the bit.
  3. An agricultural implement for making holes for sowing seed, and sometimes so formed as to contain seeds and drop them into the hole made.
  4. A light furrow or channel made to put seed into, when sowing.
  5. A row of seed sown in a furrow.
  6. An activity done as an exercise or practice (especially a military exercise).
  7. A small trickling stream; a rill.
  8. Any of several molluscs, of the genus , that drill holes in the shells of other animals.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. An Old World monkey of West Africa, , similar in appearance to the mandrill, but lacking the colorful face.

Noun (etymology 3)

  1. A strong, durable cotton fabric with a strong bias (diagonal) in the weave.


  1. To create (a hole) by removing material with a drill .
    Drill a small hole to start the screw in the right direction.
  2. To practice, especially in a military context.
    They drilled daily to learn the routine exactly.
  3. To cause to drill ; to train in military arts.
    The sergeant was up by 6:00 every morning, drilling his troops.
  4. To repeat an idea frequently in order to encourage someone to remember it.
    The instructor drilled into us the importance of reading the instructions.
  5. To investigate or examine something in more detail or at a different level
    Drill deeper and you may find the underlying assumptions faulty.
  6. To hit or kick with a lot of power.
  7. To have sexual intercourse with; to penetrate.
    Is this going to take long? I've got a hot date to drill the flautist at the symphony tonight. - Brian Griffin, ''''
  8. To cause to flow in drills or rills or by trickling; to drain by trickling.
    waters drilled through a sandy stratum
  9. To sow (seeds) by dribbling them along a furrow or in a row.
  10. To entice or allure; to decoy; with on.
  11. To cause to slip or waste away by degrees.

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