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5 definitions found
 for Drilling
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drill \Drill\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Drilled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Drilling.] [D. drillen to bore, drill (soldiers); probably
     akin to AS. pyrlian, pyrelian, to pierce. See Thrill.]
     1. To pierce or bore with a drill, or a with a drill; to
        perforate; as, to drill a hole into a rock; to drill a
        piece of metal.
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     2. To train in the military art; to exercise diligently, as
        soldiers, in military evolutions and exercises; hence, to
        instruct thoroughly in the rudiments of any art or branch
        of knowledge; to discipline.
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              He [Frederic the Great] drilled his people, as he
              drilled his grenadiers.               -- Macaulay.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drilling \Drill"ing\, n. [G. drillich, fr. L. trilix having
     three threads, fr. the of tres three + licium a thread of the
     warm. See Three, and cf. Twill.] (Manuf.)
     A heavy, twilled fabric of linen or cotton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drilling \Drill"ing\, n.
     1. The act of piercing with a drill.
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     2. A training by repeated exercises.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drilling \Drill"ing\, n.
     The act of using a drill in sowing seeds.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  drilling
      n 1: the act of drilling [syn: drilling, boring]
      2: the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of
         producing petroleum [syn: boring, drilling, oil
         production]

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