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drill chuck

a chuck for holding a drill bit.
Origin of drill chuck
First recorded in 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • This holder is simply a drill chuck fitted with a special shank.

    Turning and Boring Franklin D. Jones
  • The back gears are put in and the drill chuck is revolved slowly.

    Aviation Engines

    Victor Wilfred Pag
  • The slow speed is obtained by shifting the clutch so that the top bevel pinion drives the drill chuck.

    Aviation Engines

    Victor Wilfred Pag
  • As this meshes with a gear but slightly larger in diameter, a slow speed of the drill chuck is possible.

    Aviation Engines

    Victor Wilfred Pag
  • A very convenient form of drill chuck for small drills is shown in Fig. 1072.

  • However, if much drilling is done, then round shank twist drills to fit the drill chuck will work better.

    Farm Mechanics Herbert A. Shearer

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