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breast drill

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  1. a geared drill that can be braced against the chest for additional leverage.

Origin of breast drill

First recorded in 1860–65
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  • Drilling machines, both hand and power, hand and ratchet braces and breast-drill stocks.

    Practical Mechanics for Boys

    J. S. Zerbe