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drill sergeant

Definition of drill sergeant

  1. :  a sergeant who trains new soldiers



Word by Word Definitions

drillplay
  1. :  to fix something in the mind or habit pattern of by repetitive instruction

    :  to impart or communicate by repetition

    :  to train or exercise in military drill

  1. :  an instrument with an edged or pointed end for making holes in hard substances by revolving or by a succession of blows

    :  a machine for operating such an instrument

    :  the act or exercise of training soldiers in marching and in executing prescribed movements with a weapon

  1. :  a western African baboon (Mandrillus leucophaeus syn. Papio leucophaeus) having a black face and brown coat and closely related to the typical mandrills

  1. :  a shallow furrow or trench into which seed is sown

    :  a row of seed sown in such a furrow

    :  a planting implement that makes holes or furrows, drops in the seed and sometimes fertilizer, and covers them with earth

  1. :  to sow (seeds) by dropping along a shallow furrow

    :  to sow with seed or set with seedlings inserted in drills

    :  to distribute seed or fertilizer in by means of a drill

  1. :  a durable cotton twilled fabric

sergeantplay
  1. :  sergeant at arms

    :  an officer who enforces the judgments of a court or the commands of one in authority

    :  a noncommissioned officer ranking in the army and marine corps above a corporal and below a staff sergeant


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