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1. drilling

noun. ['ˈdrɪlɪŋ'] the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum.

Synonyms

  • oil production
  • production

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • drill (English)
  • drillen (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))

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Words that Rhyme with Drilling

  • instilling
  • fulfilling
  • distilling
  • unwilling
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  • thrilling
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  • grilling
  • yearling
  • willing
  • tilling
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  • pilling
  • milling
  • killing
  • hilling
  • filling
  • dilling
  • chilling
  • billing

Example sentences of the word drilling


1. Noun, singular or mass
This will prevent the large drill bit from shifting during drilling and producing a hole in an incorrect position.

2. Verb, gerund or present participle
Continue drilling until each pin has been broken.

Quotes containing the word drilling


1. There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it's like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges.
- Ernest Hemingway

2. drilling

noun. ['ˈdrɪlɪŋ'] the act of drilling.

Synonyms

  • boring

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • drill (English)
  • drillen (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))
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