twist drill


noun Machinery.

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

Nearby words

  1. twirl,
  2. twirler,
  3. twirp,
  4. twist,
  5. twist around one's finger,
  6. twist grip,
  7. twist in the wind,
  8. twist someone's arm,
  9. twist tie,
  10. twisted

Origin of twist drill

First recorded in 1870–75 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for twist drill

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

    Woodworking for Beginners|Charles Gardner Wheeler
  • For other forms of boring implements, see Awls and Twist-drill.

    Woodworking for Beginners|Charles Gardner Wheeler

British Dictionary definitions for twist drill

twist drill


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