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a. An implement with cutting edges or a pointed end for boring holes in hard materials, usually by a rotating abrasion or repeated blows; a bit.
b. The hand-operated or hand-powered holder for this implement.
c. A loud, harsh noise made by or as if by a powered tool of this kind.
a. Disciplined, repetitious exercise as a means of teaching and perfecting a skill or procedure.
b. A task or exercise for teaching a skill or procedure by repetition: conducted an air-raid drill; a drill for learning the multiplication tables.
3. The training of soldiers in marching and the manual of arms.
4. Any of various marine gastropod mollusks, chiefly of the genus Urosalpinx, that bore holes into the shells of bivalve mollusks. U. cinera is destructive to oysters.
v. drilled, drill·ing, drills
a. To make a hole in (a hard material) with a drill: a bit for drilling masonry.
b. To make (a hole) with or as if with a drill: drills holes in trees with its chisellike bill.
2. To strike or hit sharply: The batter drilled a single through the infield.
a. To instruct thoroughly by repetition in a skill or procedure: drill pupils in grammar.
b. To infuse knowledge of or skill in by repetitious instruction: drilled the correct spellings into the students' heads. See Synonyms at teach.
4. To train (soldiers) in marching and the manual of arms.
1. To make a hole with or as if with a drill.
2. To perform a training exercise.
To view data or other information at a more detailed level: business software that allows users to drill down from annual to monthly sales figures.
[Obsolete Dutch dril, from drillen, to bore, from Middle Dutch drillen; see terə- in Indo-European roots.]
1. A shallow trench or furrow in which seeds are planted.
2. A row of planted seeds.
3. A machine or implement for planting seeds in holes or furrows.
tr.v. drilled, drill·ing, drills
1. To sow (seeds) in rows.
2. To plant (a field) in drills.
[Perhaps from drill, rill, from Middle English drille, sip.]
Durable cotton or linen twill of varying weights, generally used for work clothes.
[Short for drilling, alteration of German Drillich, from Middle High German drilich, threefold, fabric woven with three threads, from Old High German drilīh, alteration (influenced by drī, three, -līh, adj. suff.) of Latin trilīx, triple-twilled; see trellis.]
A large monkey (Mandrillus leucophaeus) of west-central African forests, having an olive brown body and a brightly colored face and resembling the mandrill.
[Possibly of West African origin.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
the act of a person or thing that drills.
[1630–40; alter. of German Drillich, itself alter. of Latin trilīx triple-twilled (German dri- three- replacing Latin tri-)]
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|Noun||1.||drilling - the act of drilling |
creating by removal - the act of creating by removing something
|2.||drilling - the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum|
production - (economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale; "he introduced more efficient methods of production"
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A. N (for oil etc) → perforación f
drilling2 [ˈdrɪlɪŋ] N (Mil) → instrucción f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
drilling[ˈdrɪlɪŋ] n (for oil) → forage mdrilling platform n → plateforme f de foragedrilling rig n
(at sea) → plateforme f de forage
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n (for oil) → Bohrung f; (by dentist) → Bohren nt; when does drilling start? → wann fangen die Bohrungen an?; drilling operations begin next week → die Bohrungen fangen nächste Woche an
n → Bohrplattform f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
drilling[ˈdrɪlɪŋ] n (of metal, wood) → perforazione f; (for oil) → trivellazione f; (by dentist) → trapanazione f
drilling ship → nave f per la trivellazione
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995