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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A drill instructor.
  • noun An instructor given to extremely rigorous training.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who gives practical instruction in military tactics and the use of arms; hence, one who trains in anything, especially in a mechanical manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who teaches drill, especially in the way of gymnastics.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun one who trains others in something
  • noun military a person who instructs in marching drill

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

  • noun a noncommissioned officer who instructs recruits in military marching and discipline

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