from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of drill.
  • n. Act of drilling.
  • n. A heavy, twilled fabric of linen or cotton; drill.
  • n. A long firearm with three (or rarely, four) barrels.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of piercing with a drill.
  • n. A training by repeated exercises.
  • n. The act of using a drill in sowing seeds.
  • n. A heavy, twilled fabric of linen or cotton.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That which is worn off by a drill from the substance drilled.
  • n. A twilled linen or cotton cloth, very stout, and used for waist-linings, summer trousers, etc. Also called drill and drills.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of drilling
  • n. the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum


drill +‎ -ing (Wiktionary)
From German drei (three) (Wiktionary)



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