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Meaning of DRILLING

Pronunciation:  'driling

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum
  2. [n]  the act of drilling

DRILLING is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: boring, oil production
 See Also: creating by removal, production



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Drill"ing\, n.
    1. The act of piercing with a drill.
    2. A training by repeated exercises.
  2. \Drill"ing\, n.
    The act of using a drill in sowing seeds.
  3. \Drill"ing\, n. [G. drillich, fr. L. trilix having
    three threads, fr. the of tres three + licium a thread of the
    warm. See {Three}, and cf. {Twill}.] (Manuf.)
    A heavy, twilled fabric of linen or cotton.