drill team


Definition of drill team

: an exhibition marching team that engages in precision drill

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Dress in 1950s beach togs or an Aloha shirt to watch the Westernaries youth precision horse drill team, a family bicycle parade downtown, live music, art and a pancake breakfast. April Orcutt, latimes.com, "Here's where you'll find maximum fun for your Fourth of July celebrations," 17 June 2018 Everyone witnessed a collection of bands, dance groups, local businesses, drill teams, pipe bands, school groups (some dressed in thick costumes) and vintage cars roll down Lake Bluff streets celebrating the holiday. Daniel I. Dorfman, chicagotribune.com, "Controversial lawn mowers, firetruck sirens and crowds cheering the parade – a typical July 4 in Lake Bluff," 6 July 2018 An East Texas drill team is going viral with their performance at a competition in Lewisville this past weekend. Fernando Ramirez, Houston Chronicle, "Texas drill team's ode to Chick-Fil-A goes viral for a good reason," 12 Mar. 2018 In high school, Thurmond readied himself, joining the military drill team and the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. Ben Austen, The New Republic, "How one American city chose to tackle crime, combat racism, and reckon with the legacy of police brutality," 21 June 2018 Saturday features a Rodeo Pit Barbecue, Bulls & Broncs Rodeo, Show N Shine, drill team competition, farm toy show. Michelle Jenkins, idahostatesman, "June rocks with Alive After Five, family festivals and free movie nights | Idaho Statesman," 26 May 2018 Ain’t just the drill team getting ready for Area Three (competition) anymore. Sarah Freishtat, Aurora Beacon-News, "East Aurora NJROTC members heading to national academic competition, could be on 'Jeopardy!'," 16 Apr. 2018 Events include stunt shows, charity rides, an awards presentation, flat-track racing and motorcycle drill teams. azcentral, "A guide to all spring festivals in Phoenix from April through May," 6 Mar. 2018 Arellano later went on to be the drill team director at Klein Oak High School. Patricia Dillon, Houston Chronicle, "Minus the leg warmers, Jazzercise is still a popular fitness option," 2 Feb. 2018

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1928, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of drill team was in 1928

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