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twist drill

noun, Machinery
1.
a drill with one or more deep helical grooves in the body.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75
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Examples for twist drill
  • Small holes were cut in acrylic with twist drill bits with a dulled cutting edge to prevent chipping.
  • The cranial bolt is inserted in a twist drill hole in the skull.
British Dictionary definitions for twist drill

twist drill

noun
1.
a drill bit having two helical grooves running from the point along the shank to clear swarf and cuttings
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