centre bit


a drilling bit with a central projecting point and two side cutters

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Examples from the Web for centre bit

Historical Examples of centre bit

  • A centre-bit was fitted into a stock, and a hole cut right through.

    The Dark House

    Georg Manville Fenn

  • It is a steel-cutter, and can be made any size by moving the centre-bit.

  • No, no; you just put the centre-bit in your coat-pocket for a precaution, and leave the rest to me.

    General Bounce

    G. J. Whyte-Melville

  • His conduct is meaner than the conduct of the most ruffianly burglar that ever worked a centre-bit.

    A Book of Scoundrels

    Charles Whibley

  • A natural aptitude drove him from the fiddle to the centre-bit.

    A Book of Scoundrels

    Charles Whibley