Bow 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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  • Bow drill — Bow Bow (b[=o]), n. [OE. bowe, boge, AS. boga, fr. AS. b[=u]gan to bend; akin to D. boog, G. bogen, Icel. bogi. See {Bow}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. Anything bent, or in the form of a curve, as the rainbow. [1913 Webster] I do set my bow in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bow|drill — «BOH DRIHL», noun. a tool for drilling, consisting of a small bow, string, and pointed stick. It was used by some primitive people to bore holes in stone, shell, or other hard objects. It can also be used to start a fire by friction when applied… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bow drill — The bow drill is an ancient tool. While it was usually used to make fire, it was also used for primitive woodworking and dentistry. It consists of a bearing block or handhold , a spindle or drill , a hearth or fireboard , and a simple bow .… …   Wikipedia

  • bow drill — noun : a drill worked by a bow and string to bore holes or make fire …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bow — (b[=o]), n. [OE. bowe, boge, AS. boga, fr. AS. b[=u]gan to bend; akin to D. boog, G. bogen, Icel. bogi. See {Bow}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. Anything bent, or in the form of a curve, as the rainbow. [1913 Webster] I do set my bow in the cloud. Gen …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bow bearer — Bow Bow (b[=o]), n. [OE. bowe, boge, AS. boga, fr. AS. b[=u]gan to bend; akin to D. boog, G. bogen, Icel. bogi. See {Bow}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. Anything bent, or in the form of a curve, as the rainbow. [1913 Webster] I do set my bow in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bow instrument — Bow Bow (b[=o]), n. [OE. bowe, boge, AS. boga, fr. AS. b[=u]gan to bend; akin to D. boog, G. bogen, Icel. bogi. See {Bow}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. Anything bent, or in the form of a curve, as the rainbow. [1913 Webster] I do set my bow in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bow window — Bow Bow (b[=o]), n. [OE. bowe, boge, AS. boga, fr. AS. b[=u]gan to bend; akin to D. boog, G. bogen, Icel. bogi. See {Bow}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. Anything bent, or in the form of a curve, as the rainbow. [1913 Webster] I do set my bow in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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