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twist drill

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noun Machinery.
  1. a drill with one or more deep helical grooves in the body.
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Origin of twist drill

First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for twist drill

Historical Examples

  • For other forms of boring implements, see Awls and Twist-drill.

    Woodworking for Beginners

    Charles Gardner Wheeler

  • They are not as much in use as formerly, the twist-drill taking their place for many purposes.

    Woodworking for Beginners

    Charles Gardner Wheeler


British Dictionary definitions for twist drill

twist drill

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