drilling

1
[ dril-ing ]
/ ˈdrɪl ɪŋ /

noun

the act of a person or thing that drills.

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Origin of drilling

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First recorded in 1615–25; drill1 + -ing1

Definition for drilling (2 of 2)

drilling2
[ dril-ing ]
/ ˈdrɪl ɪŋ /

noun

Origin of drilling

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1630–40; alteration of German Drillich, itself alteration of Latin trilīx triple-twilled (German dri- three- replacing Latin tri-)
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