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Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry.

(dril)

(in dentistry) a rotary instrument used to remove tooth substance, particularly in the treatment of caries. It consists of a dental handpiece that takes variously shaped...

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drilling

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

The process of making a hole, usually into the Earth. Two common methods are cable drilling and rotary drilling. See also bit; calyx drilling; diamond drilling; down-hole hammer drilling;...

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Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 23 words.

A tool for boring (drilling) holes. The drill bit, a long pointed piece of metal, is the boring part

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Edited by MICHAEL ALLABY.

in A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 33 words.

The process of making a hole, usually into the Earth. Two common methods are cable drilling and rotary drilling. See

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Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 29 words.

coarse twilled fabric. XVIII. Shortening of drilling (XVII), alt. of G. drillich, earlier †drilich — L. trilix,

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Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 32 words.

The process of making a hole, usually into the Earth. Two common methods are *cable drilling and *rotary

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drill

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 35 words.

1. (drill bit) A rotating tool having cutting edges on one end leading to helical flutes along which chips escape.

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in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 119 words.

bill, Brazil, brill, Camille, chill, cookchill, dill, distil (US distill), downhill, drill, Edgehill, Estoril, fill, freewill, frill,

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in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 117 words.

bill, Brazil, brill, Camille, chill, cookchill, dill, distil (US distill), downhill, drill, Edgehill, Estoril, fill, freewill, frill,

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Michael Clarke and Deborah Clarke.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theory of Art. 55 words.

A tool which bores holes when revolved. Drills have been used by sculptors since the earliest Mediterranean civilizations. The deep

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Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 22 words.

small furrow; machine for sowing seed in this. XVIII. perh. a use of †drill small stream, rivulet, of unkn.

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