drill press

noun

Definition of drill press 

: an upright drilling machine in which the drill is pressed to the work by a hand lever or by power

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Seven of the rifles had been built by Smith using a drill press, the eighth had its serial number scratched off, court documents say. Sam Stanton, sacbee, "He asked undercover agent if he was a cop, then sold him 7 ‘ghost’ assault weapons, feds say," 17 Feb. 2018 Seven of the rifles had been built by Smith using a drill press, the eighth had its serial number scratched off, court documents say. Sam Stanton, sacbee, "He asked undercover agent if he was a cop, then sold him 7 ‘ghost’ assault weapons, feds say," 17 Feb. 2018 The entire set was built using only a circular saw, drill press, and a spray gun (as well as sandpaper, wood glue, and some other odds and ends). Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "How to Make a Simple Yet Sophisticated Chess Set," 27 July 2016 Seven of the rifles had been built by Smith using a drill press, the eighth had its serial number scratched off, court documents say. Sam Stanton, sacbee, "He asked undercover agent if he was a cop, then sold him 7 ‘ghost’ assault weapons, feds say," 17 Feb. 2018 The program, which started in 2015, provides students the opportunity to get hands-on experience not only with traditional equipment such as drill presses and engraving machines, but also state-of-the-art 3-D printers and CNC routers. Annie Gentile, Courant Community, "Ribbon Cutting Held For Windham ECO Manufacturing Lab," 2 July 2018 The new contract services shop, equipped with such wood shop staples as a table saw, band saw, drill press, sanding equipment and workbench, is to be staffed by some of the 18 shop technicians who now help members with shop equipment. Lorraine Mirabella, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore's Open Works launches commercial fabrication shop; aims for a manufacturing renaissance," 2 July 2018 Seven of the rifles had been built by Smith using a drill press, the eighth had its serial number scratched off, court documents say. Sam Stanton, sacbee, "He asked undercover agent if he was a cop, then sold him eight homemade assault rifles, feds say," 16 Feb. 2018 White Cap’s cocktail menu, at least for the moment, is tool-themed: Drinks are named, for example, after a drill press, a monkey wrench and — of course — a screwdriver. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, "White Cap brings great cocktails and surfer vibe to the Outer Sunset," 9 Jan. 2018

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circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of drill press was circa 1864

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