drill press ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a drilling machine having a single vertical spindle.
Origin of drill press An Americanism dating back to 1860–65 Examples from the Web for drill press Historical Examples of drill press
And in the locomotive shops I found women working on drill-press machines with ease and skill.
Harriot Stanton Blatch
He tapped the drive-unit for brazing current, and the drill-press became a die-stamping device for small parts.
British Dictionary definitions for drill press drill press noun
- a machine tool for boring holes, having a stand and work table with facilities for lowering the tool to the workpiece