twist drill


Definition of twist drill

: a drill having deep helical grooves extending from the point to the smooth portion of the shank

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Examples of twist drill in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mark the center of the diagonals with an awl and bore a pilot hole on the mark using a 9⁄64-inch twist drill bit. James Schadewald, Popular Mechanics, 3 July 2021 Use a 118-degree twist drill bit to bore these holes. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 13 June 2020 The drill is equipped with a half-inch chuck, allowing you to bore with large-shank twist drills, hole saws, and big step drills. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 15 Oct. 2019 Use a 3⁄32-inch twist drill bit to make the two holes spaced about ½ inch apart near the top of the base. James Schadewald, Popular Mechanics, 25 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of twist drill

circa 1875, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of twist drill was circa 1875

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“Twist drill.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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