predrill

verb
pre·​drill | \ ˌprē-ˈdril How to pronounce predrill (audio) \
variants: or pre-drill
predrilled or pre-drilled; predrilling or pre-drilling

Definition of predrill

transitive + intransitive

: to drill (something) in advance predrill a nail/screw hole predrill the wood When the fit is good, … install the rest of the screws, predrilling as necessary.— Bill Burnett and Kevin Burnett

Other Words from predrill

predrilled or pre-drilled adjective
predrilled holes/panels

First Known Use of predrill

1951, in the meaning defined above

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“Predrill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/predrill. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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