drill team


: an exhibition marching team that engages in precision drill

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Born and raised in Los Angeles, Carrera grew up dancing at Hollywood High with the drill team and color guard. Los Angeles Times, 1 Nov. 2022 Truzy said earlier that a win would be nice, but the calling of the drill team was higher than winning competitions. Justin Jouvenal, Washington Post, 20 Oct. 2022 The Air Force drill team stood perfectly still in front of the Reflecting Pool as Master Sgt. Justin Jouvenal, Washington Post, 20 Oct. 2022 The first Super Bowl halftime show at the Coliseum in January 1967 featured 80 unsuspecting girls who had no idea their drill team was marching into the start of one of America’s greatest sports traditions. Los Angeles Times, 8 Feb. 2022 The Bearettes at the University of California at Berkeley became the first majorette-style drill team in the UC system when the group was formed in 2015. Samantha Chery, Washington Post, 4 Oct. 2022 Becky Gerdes, who was on Uvalde's drill team, has been with Randy since high school. Emily Shapiro, ABC News, 4 Sep. 2022 As a teenager on the drill team, Carol Patterson used to perform in the city's Juneteenth parade. Sophie Carson, Journal Sentinel, 19 June 2022 Although Anaheim is the only high school drill team to perform in a Super Bowl halftime show, for the first 26 years the show contained some sort of college marching band. Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, 8 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of drill team was in 1928

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“Drill team.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drill%20team. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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