predrill

verb pre·drill \ ˌprē-ˈdril \
variants: or pre-drill

Definition of predrill

predrilled or pre-drilled; predrilling or pre-drilling
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

predrilled

or pre-drilled adjective
    • predrilled holes/panels

First Known Use of predrill

1951

in the meaning defined above

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