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Definition of "drilling" []

  • A rotating tool that is inserted into a drilling machine or tool for boring cylindrical holes (noun)
  • A hand tool, either manually or electrically operated, for drilling holes (noun)
  • Training in procedures or movements, as for ceremonial parades or the use of weapons (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • Strict and often repetitious training or exercises used as a method of teaching (noun)
  • Correct procedure or routine (noun)
  • A marine gastropod mollusc, Urosalpinx cinera, closely related to the whelk, that preys on oysters (noun)
  • To pierce, bore, or cut (a hole) in (material) with or as if with a drill (verb)
  • To instruct or be instructed in military procedures or movements (verb)
  • To teach by rigorous exercises or training (verb)
  • To hit (a ball) in a straight line at great speed (verb)
  • To riddle with bullets (verb)
  • Present participle of drill. (verb)

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  • Act of drilling. (noun)
  • A heavy, twilled fabric of linen or cotton; drill. (noun)
  • A long firearm with three (or rarely, four) barrels. (noun)

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Use "drilling" in a sentence
  • "With the aggressive backing of the Bush administration, many members of Congress and the energy industry, at least a sixfold expansion in drilling is likely here in the coming decade."
  • "The definition drilling at both the east and west designed pit areas continues to intersect wide intervals of iron formation containing distinct zones of high-grade, coarse-grained, specular hematite-rich mineralization."
  • "Fred Brackebusch, President of New Jersey Mining commented, The definition drilling being conducted for the open pit resource is yielding results better than I expected based on Newmont's widely spaced reverse-circulation drilling done in 1988 and 1989."