Upright drill
Upright Up"right`, a. [AS. upright, uppriht. See {Up}, and {Right}, a.] 1. In an erect position or posture; perpendicular; vertical, or nearly vertical; pointing upward; as, an upright tree. [1913 Webster]

With chattering teeth, and bristling hair upright. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

All have their ears upright. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. Morally erect; having rectitude; honest; just; as, a man upright in all his ways. [1913 Webster]

And that man [Job] was perfect and upright. --Job i. 1. [1913 Webster]

3. Conformable to moral rectitude. [1913 Webster]

Conscience rewards upright conduct with pleasure. --J. M. Mason. [1913 Webster]

4. Stretched out face upward; flat on the back. [Obs.] `` He lay upright.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

5. (Golf) Designating a club in which the head is approximately at a right angle with the shaft. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Upright drill} (Mach.), a drilling machine having the spindle vertical. [1913 Webster]

Note: This word and its derivatives are usually pronounced in prose with the accent on the first syllable. But they are frequently pronounced with the accent on the second in poetry, and the accent on either syllable is admissible. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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