twist drill
noun Date: circa 1875 a drill having deep helical grooves extending from the point to the smooth portion of the shank

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Twist drill — Twist Twist, n. 1. The act of twisting; a contortion; a flexure; a convolution; a bending. [1913 Webster] Not the least turn or twist in the fibers of any one animal which does not render them more proper for that particular animal s way of life… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • twist drill — n. a kind of drill with deep helical grooves for carrying out chips and shavings …   English World dictionary

  • twist drill — noun a bit or drill having deep helical grooves • Syn: ↑twist bit • Hypernyms: ↑bit * * * noun : a drill having one or usually two deep helical grooves extending from the point to the smooth portion of the shank * * * Mach. a drill with one or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • twist drill — /ˈtwɪst drɪl/ (say twist dril) noun a drill with one or more deep spiral grooves in the body …   Australian English dictionary

  • twist drill — noun A rotating cutting tool, used for cutting holes in metal, wood, or other materials, that consists of an essentially conical point, relieved and fluted to form cutting lips, and spiral flutes which direct the chips away from the lips and… …   Wiktionary

  • twist drill — Mach. a drill with one or more deep helical grooves in the body. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • twist drill —    A drill with a straight shaft incised with spiral cutting edges for boring a hole. Also see wood …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • twist drill — A metal cutting drill with spiral flutes (grooves) to permit the exit of chips while cutting …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Drill bit sizes — Drill bits are the cutting tools of drilling machines. They can be made in any size to order, but standards organizations have defined sets of sizes that are produced routinely by drill bit manufacturers and stocked by distributors. In the U.S.,… …   Wikipedia

  • Twist — Twist, n. 1. The act of twisting; a contortion; a flexure; a convolution; a bending. [1913 Webster] Not the least turn or twist in the fibers of any one animal which does not render them more proper for that particular animal s way of life than… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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