flute length

flute length

[′flüt ‚leŋkth]
(design engineering)
On a twist drill, the length measured from the outside corners of the cutting lips to the farthest point at the back end of the flutes.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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