Traverse drill
Drill Drill, 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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. Any exercise, physical or mental, enforced with regularity and by constant repetition; as, a severe drill in Latin grammar. [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) 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}. [1913 Webster]

{Bow drill}, {Breast drill}. See under {Bow}, {Breast}.

{Cotter drill}, or {Traverse 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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Traverse drill — Trav erse drill (Mach.) A machine tool for drilling slots, in which the work or tool has a lateral motion back and forth; also, a drilling machine in which the spindle holder can be adjusted laterally. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • traverse drill — noun 1. : a machine tool for drilling slots in which the work or tool has a lateral motion back and forth 2. : a drilling machine in which the spindle holder can be adjusted laterally …   Useful english dictionary

  • Drill — Drill, 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drill jig — Drill Drill, 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drill pin — Drill Drill, 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drill sergeant — Drill Drill, 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Traverse — Trav erse, a. [OF. travers, L. transversus, p. p. of transvertere to turn or direct across. See {Transverse}, and cf. {Travers}.] Lying across; being in a direction across something else; as, paths cut with traverse trenches. [1913 Webster] Oak …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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