Definition of foot drill in English:

foot drill

noun

  • 1A military drill or marching exercise; (later also) any training exercise intended to improve footwork.

  • 2A drilling machine operated by a foot pedal; especially one formerly used in dentistry.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Rules & Regulations Cavalry. From foot + drill.

Pronunciation

foot drill

/ˈfʊt drɪl/