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drill press

a drilling machine having a single vertical spindle.
Origin of drill press
1860-65, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • And in the locomotive shops I found women working on drill-press machines with ease and skill.

    Mobilizing Woman-Power Harriot Stanton Blatch
  • He tapped the drive-unit for brazing current, and the drill-press became a die-stamping device for small parts.

    The Pirates of Ersatz Murray Leinster
British Dictionary definitions for drill-press

drill press

a machine tool for boring holes, having a stand and work table with facilities for lowering the tool to the workpiece
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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