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English Dictionary: Drilling by the DICT Development Group
5 results for Drilling
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the act of drilling
    Synonym(s): drilling, boring
  2. the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum
    Synonym(s): boring, drilling, oil production
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Drill \Drill\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Drilled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Drilling}.] [D. drillen to bore, drill (soldiers); probably
      akin to AS. pyrlian, pyrelian, to pierce. See {Thrill}.]
      1. To pierce or bore with a drill, or a with a drill; to
            perforate; as, to drill a hole into a rock; to drill a
            piece of metal.
      2. To train in the military art; to exercise diligently, as
            soldiers, in military evolutions and exercises; hence, to
            instruct thoroughly in the rudiments of any art or branch
            of knowledge; to discipline.
                     He [Frederic the Great] drilled his people, as he
                     drilled his grenadiers.                     -- Macaulay.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Drilling \Drill"ing\, n.
      1. The act of piercing with a drill.
      2. A training by repeated exercises.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Drilling \Drill"ing\, n.
      The act of using a drill in sowing seeds.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Drilling \Drill"ing\, n. [G. drillich, fr. L. trilix having
      three threads, fr. the of tres three + licium a thread of the
      warm. See {Three}, and cf. {Twill}.] (Manuf.)
      A heavy, twilled fabric of linen or cotton.
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