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hand drill

a portable drill designed for two-handed operation.
Origin of hand drill
First recorded in 1760-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I have a hand drill, and every single day I spend some time just as dad did, collecting specimens.

  • For use with drills ranging from one-eighth to three-eighths, or even half-inch the hand drill presses shown at C and D are used.

    Aviation Engines

    Victor Wilfred Pag
  • The hand drill (Fig. 125) is one of the most useful tools any one can have about the shop or the house.

    Carpentry and Woodwork

    Edwin W. Foster
  • The peg may be turned up or whittled out with a pocket knife and the hole bored with a hand drill.

  • A hole is drilled through each unit of the design by means of a hand drill, a jewellers' saw inserted, and the design cut.

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