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drilling

EN[-ɪlɪŋ]
WDrilling
  • Drilling is a cutting process that uses a drill bit to cut or enlarge a hole of circular cross-section in solid materials. The drill bit is a rotary cutting tool, often multipoint.
  • Exceptionally, specially-shaped bits can cut holes of non-circular cross-section; a square cross-section is possible.
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    Definition of drilling in English Dictionary

  • NounPLdrillingsSUF-ing
    1. Act of drilling.
      1. A heavy, twilled fabric of linen or cotton; drill.
        1. A long firearm with three (or rarely, four) barrels.
        2. Verb
          1. present participle of drill.
          2. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • The rescue team managed to suppress the flow of oil by blasting the drilling hole.
              • When a patient has copious track marks demonstrating severe circulatory system damage injections are done by drilling into the bone marrow and administering medicine intraosseously.
              • After drilling the hole, use an abrasive to deburr the edges.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Morphemes
              • Suffixes
                • Words by suffix
                  • Words suffixed with -ing
              • Nouns
                • Countable nouns
                • Verbs
                  • Verb forms
                    • Participles
                      • Present participles
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                1. en drillings
                2. en drilling rig
                Source: Wiktionary
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                Meaning of drilling for the defined word.

                Grammatically, this word "drilling" is a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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