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Definition: Traverse drill
, a. [OF. travers, L. transversus, p. p. of
transvertere to turn or direct across. See Transverse
Lying across; being in a direction across something else; as,
paths cut with traverse trenches.
Oak . . . being strong in all positions, may be better
trusted in cross and traverse work. --Sir H.
The ridges of the fallow field traverse. --Hayward.
(Mach.), a machine tool for drilling slots,
in which the work or tool has a lateral motion back and
forth; also, a drilling machine in which the spindle
holder can be adjusted laterally.
Traverse drill \Trav"erse drill\
A machine tool for drilling slots, in which the work or tool
has a lateral motion back and forth; also, a drilling machine
in which the spindle holder can be adjusted laterally.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
1. An instrument with an edged or pointed end used for making
holes in hard substances; strictly, a tool that cuts with
its end, by revolving, as in drilling metals, or by a
succession of blows, as in drilling stone; also, a drill
2. (Mil.) The act or exercise of training soldiers in the
military art, as in the manual of arms, in the execution
of evolutions, and the like; hence, diligent and strict
instruction and exercise in the rudiments and methods of
any business; a kind or method of military exercises; as,
infantry drill; battalion drill; artillery drill.
3. Any exercise, physical or mental, enforced with regularity
and by constant repetition; as, a severe drill in Latin
4. (Zo["o]l.) A marine gastropod, of several species, which
kills oysters and other bivalves by drilling holes through
the shell. The most destructive kind is Urosalpinx cinerea
, Breast drill
. See under Bow
, or Traverse drill
, a machine tool for
. See under Diamond
. See under Jig
, the pin in a lock which enters the hollow stem
of the key.
(Mil.), a noncommissioned officer whose
office it is to instruct soldiers as to their duties, and
to train them to military exercises and evolutions.
, a drill press.