twist drill

  1. a drill with one or more deep helical grooves in the body.

Origin of twist drill

First recorded in 1870–75

Words Nearby twist drill Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use twist drill in a sentence

  • Instead of using an ordinary twist drill, a special hollow drill may be obtained from the Universal Battery Co.

  • He had decided to tell of the lunch-box and twist drill episode, but to say nothing, for the present, of the strange white fire.

    White Fire | Roy J. Snell
  • twist drill bits will bore both wood and iron, and they are not expensive up to three-eighths inch or one-half inch.

    Farm Mechanics | Herbert A. Shearer
  • This drill will go through a wall almost as quickly as a twist drill and with much less labour.

  • Bore it with a twist drill, or nosebit, to the depth of an inch and a half.

British Dictionary definitions for twist drill

twist drill

  1. a drill bit having two helical grooves running from the point along the shank to clear swarf and cuttings

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