Drill press
Drill press Drill" press` . A machine for drilling holes in metal, the drill being pressed to the metal by the action of a screw. [1913 Webster]

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  • drill press — drill′ press n. bui mac a drilling machine having a single vertical spindle • Etymology: 1860–65, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • drill press — n. a machine tool for drilling holes in metal, etc …   English World dictionary

  • drill-press — drilling machine, drilling lathe or drillˈ press noun A machine for boring with a drill or drills • • • Main Entry: ↑drill drill press see ↑drilling machine above. • • • Main Entry: ↑drill …   Useful english dictionary

  • drill press — noun a machine tool with a separate, upright stand; an electric drill is pressed into the work automatically or with a hand lever • Hypernyms: ↑machine tool • Part Meronyms: ↑electric drill * * * noun : an upright drilling machine the drill of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • drill press — a drilling machine having a single vertical spindle. [1860 65, Amer.] * * * or drilling machine Machine tool for producing holes in hard substances. The drill is held in a rotating spindle and is fed into the workpiece, which is usually clamped… …   Universalium

  • drill press — noun Date: circa 1864 an upright drilling machine in which the drill is pressed to the work by a hand lever or by power …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • drill press — noun A machine tool in which a rotating cutter, usually a twist drill, is pushed into a workpiece to produce a hole …   Wiktionary

  • drill press — /ˈdrɪl prɛs/ (say dril pres) noun a machine tool for boring holes with a drill or drills …   Australian English dictionary

  • drill press — A nonportable machine used for drilling …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 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

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