drill press



a drilling machine having a single vertical spindle.

Origin of drill press

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for drill press

  • And in the locomotive shops I found women working on drill-press machines with ease and skill.

    Mobilizing Woman-Power|Harriot Stanton Blatch
  • He tapped the drive-unit for brazing current, and the drill-press became a die-stamping device for small parts.

    The Pirates of Ersatz|Murray Leinster

British Dictionary definitions for drill press

drill press


a machine tool for boring holes, having a stand and work table with facilities for lowering the tool to the workpiece
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