Definition of hand drill in US English:

hand drill

noun

  • 1Agriculture. A drill drawn or pushed by hand.

  • 2A hand-operated or hand-held drill; a wheel brace.

  • 3A device for starting a fire consisting of a long piece of thin cylindrical wood whose tip is pressed into a wooden hole or indentation, the shaft being rapidly twirled between the hands to create friction until a glowing ember is produced.

Origin

Mid 18th century. From hand + drill.

Pronunciation

hand drill

/ˈhan(d) drɪl/