drilling

noun
dril·​ling | \ ˈdri-liŋ How to pronounce drilling (audio) \

Definition of drilling

First Known Use of drilling

1640, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for drilling

modification of German Drillich, from Middle High German drilich fabric woven with a threefold thread, from Old High German drilīh made up of three threads, from Latin trilic-, trilix, from tri- + licium thread

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The first known use of drilling was in 1640

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“Drilling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drilling. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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