oyster drill


Definition of oyster drill

Examples of oyster drill in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Huge numbers of the Olympias in Tomales Bay and San Francisco Bay are being devoured by voracious alien whelk snails, known as Atlantic oyster drills. Peter Fimrite, SFChronicle.com, "Oysters in peril as warming climate alters the water in their habitats," 8 Aug. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'oyster drill.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of oyster drill

1900, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about oyster drill

Time Traveler for oyster drill

Time Traveler

The first known use of oyster drill was in 1900

See more words from the same year

Statistics for oyster drill

Cite this Entry

“Oyster drill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oyster%20drill. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on oyster drill

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about oyster drill

Comments on oyster drill

What made you want to look up oyster drill? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

A More Exception(al) Quiz

  • hot dog  hot dog  hot dog  hot dog cat
  • Which of the following words is not a synonym for ‘a young person’?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!