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twist drill

noun, Machinery.
a drill with one or more deep helical grooves in the body.
Origin of twist drill
1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • They are not as much in use as formerly, the twist-drill taking their place for many purposes.

    Woodworking for Beginners Charles Gardner Wheeler
  • For other forms of boring implements, see Awls and twist-drill.

    Woodworking for Beginners Charles Gardner Wheeler
British Dictionary definitions for twist-drill

twist drill

a drill bit having two helical grooves running from the point along the shank to clear swarf and cuttings
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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