Main definitions of drilling in English

: drilling1drilling2

drilling1

noun

mass noun
  • 1The action of making a hole in something by boring with a drill.

    ‘the windows vibrated all day from the sound of drilling’
    1. 1.1 The action of sinking a borehole in order to obtain oil or water.
      ‘drilling should begin next year’
    2. 1.2 The action of cutting away part of a tooth before filling it.
      ‘some new dental technologies have eliminated the use of drilling’
  • 2Instruction or training in military exercises.

    ‘our days often began with military drilling’

Pronunciation

drilling

/ˈdrɪlɪŋ/

Main definitions of drilling in English

: drilling1drilling2

drilling2

noun

mass noun
  • The action of planting the ground in furrows.

    ‘accurate ridging and drilling make hoeing much easier’

Pronunciation

drilling

/ˈdrɪlɪŋ/