twist drill

noun

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 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, "18 Essential Tools For Your First Woodshop," 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, "How to Make a Clip-On Book Light," 25 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of twist drill

circa 1875, in the meaning defined above

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“Twist drill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/twist%20drill. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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