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Definition: Vertical drill
, a. [Cf. F. vertical. See Vertex
1. Of or pertaining to the vertex; situated at the vertex, or
highest point; directly overhead, or in the zenith;
perpendicularly above one.
Charity . . . is the vertical top of all religion.
2. Perpendicular to the plane of the horizon; upright; plumb;
as, a vertical line.
(Astron. & Geod.), an angle measured on a
vertical circle, called an angle of elevation, or
altitude, when reckoned from the horizon upward, and of
depression when downward below the horizon.
(Bot.), such anthers as stand erect at the
top of the filaments.
(Astron.), an azimuth circle. See under
, an drill. See under Upright
(Mil.), the fire, as of mortars, at high
angles of elevation.
(Bot.), leaves which present their edges to
the earth and the sky, and their faces to the horizon, as
in the Australian species of Eucalyptus.
, a graduated arc attached to an instrument,
as a theodolite, for measuring vertical angles.
(a) (Dialing) A line perpendicular to the horizon.
(b) (Conic Sections) A right line drawn on the vertical
plane, and passing through the vertex of the cone.
(c) (Surv.) The direction of a plumb line; a line normal
to the surface of still water.
(d) (Geom., Drawing, etc.) A line parallel to the sides of
a page or sheet, in distinction from a horizontal line
parallel to the top or bottom.
(a) (Conic Sections) A plane passing through the vertex of
a cone, and through its axis.
(b) (Projections) Any plane which passes through a
(c) (Persp.) The plane passing through the point of sight,
and perpendicular to the ground plane, and also to the
, a sash sliding up and down. Cf. French sash
, under 3d Sash
Vertical steam engine
, a steam engine having the crank
shaft vertically above or below a vertical cylinder.
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.