drill team


Definition of drill team

: an exhibition marching team that engages in precision drill

Examples of drill team in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One mom also noted that her daughter is on the school’s drill team, but hasn’t been able to participate because of a quarantine order. Courtney Tanner, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah’s Riverton High School won’t close for two weeks — despite 17 cases of the coronavirus," 17 Sep. 2020 Marching band, cheerleading and drill team can resume on Sept. 21. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, "Texas high school football central: Final scores, previews, predictions and more for games on Sept. 3-4," 4 Sep. 2020 Not even the drumbeats coming from a marching band and drill team practicing across the street at the Lucy Craft Laney Community School could drown out Green. Mary Lynn Smith, Star Tribune, "Hundreds turn out for free COVID-19 tests as Minnesota health officials reach more diverse group," 29 Aug. 2020 With the exception of marching band and drill team, all other fine arts classes will not require students to come to campus and can be taken either in-person or completely remotely. Dallas News, "Here’s what to expect for the 2020-2021 school year at Grapevine-Colleyville ISD," 13 Aug. 2020 Campbell also notified families that fall sports and other extracurricular activities -- such as band, cheerleading and the Lionettes drill team -- have been suspended during the fully remote period, per the board of health recommendation. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, "Orange Schools to be fully remote when school year opens Aug. 27," 7 Aug. 2020 Possibly best known for her viral comedy videos and digital fame, Koshy grew up dancing, even joining the drill team in high school. Tiffany Taylor, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Work It' Stars Reveal What Sets Dance Film Apart From Others," 7 Aug. 2020 Camp said her pursuit of an EMS career stems in part from failure to make the drill team in high school. Ted Dunnam, Houston Chronicle, "Innovative EMS leader’s work impacts 2 communities," 16 June 2020 East Central High School’s Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps never had been to a national competition in the program’s 49-year history but in December, its unarmed drill team and color guard qualified and began fundraising. Greg Luca, Alia Malik And Krista Torralva |, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio’s high school Class of 2020, shaped by crisis, stayed cool and collected," 31 May 2020

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First Known Use of drill team

1928, in the meaning defined above

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21 Sep 2020

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“Drill team.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drill%20team. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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