Breast drill
Breast Breast (br[e^]st), n. [OE. brest, breost, As. bre['o]st; akin to Icel. brj[=o]st, Sw. br["o]st, Dan. bryst, Goth. brusts, OS. briost, D. borst, G. brust.] 1. The fore part of the body, between the neck and the belly; the chest; as, the breast of a man or of a horse. [1913 Webster]

2. Either one of the protuberant glands, situated on the front of the chest or thorax in the female of man and of some other mammalia, in which milk is secreted for the nourishment of the young; a mamma; a teat. [1913 Webster]

My brother, that sucked the breasts of my mother. --Cant. viii. 1. [1913 Webster]

3. Anything resembling the human breast, or bosom; the front or forward part of anything; as, a chimney breast; a plow breast; the breast of a hill. [1913 Webster]

Mountains on whose barren breast The laboring clouds do often rest. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

4. (Mining) (a) The face of a coal working. (b) The front of a furnace. [1913 Webster]

5. The seat of consciousness; the repository of thought and self-consciousness, or of secrets; the seat of the affections and passions; the heart. [1913 Webster]

He has a loyal breast. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

6. The power of singing; a musical voice; -- so called, probably, from the connection of the voice with the lungs, which lie within the breast. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

By my troth, the fool has an excellent breast. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Breast drill}, a portable drilling machine, provided with a breastplate, for forcing the drill against the work.

{Breast pang}. See {Angina pectoris}, under {Angina}.

{To make a clean breast}, to disclose the secrets which weigh upon one; to make full confession. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Breast 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • breast drill — noun a portable drill with a plate that is pressed against the chest to force the drill point into the work • Hypernyms: ↑drill * * * noun : a portable drill with a plate that is pressed by the breast in forcing the drill against the work * * * a …   Useful english dictionary

  • breast drill — noun Date: 1857 a portable drill with a plate that is pressed by the breast in forcing the drill against the work …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • breast drill — a geared drill that can be braced against the chest for additional leverage. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • breast drill — noun a drill on which pressure is brought to bear by the operator s chest …   English new terms dictionary

  • Breast — (br[e^]st), n. [OE. brest, breost, As. bre[ o]st; akin to Icel. brj[=o]st, Sw. br[ o]st, Dan. bryst, Goth. brusts, OS. briost, D. borst, G. brust.] 1. The fore part of the body, between the neck and the belly; the chest; as, the breast of a man… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Breast pang — Breast Breast (br[e^]st), n. [OE. brest, breost, As. bre[ o]st; akin to Icel. brj[=o]st, Sw. br[ o]st, Dan. bryst, Goth. brusts, OS. briost, D. borst, G. brust.] 1. The fore part of the body, between the neck and the belly; the chest; as, 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

  • 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

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