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hand drill

  1. a portable drill designed for two-handed operation.
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Origin of hand drill

First recorded in 1760–70
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of hand drill

  • They pecked that big, deep hole in it with a hammer and hand-drill.

    A Busy Year at the Old Squire's

    Charles Asbury Stephens

  • This tube may be held in an American hand-drill, but a mixture of carborundum or emery and water is supplied to the rotating end.