breast drill


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breast drill

[′brest ‚dril]
(design engineering)
A small, portable hand drill customarily used by handsetters to drill the holes in bit blanks in which diamonds are to be set; it includes a plate that is pressed against the worker's breast.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

breast drill

breast drill
A hand-operated drill having a piece against which the chest is braced to provide additional force.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.