from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The part of a drilling tool or machine that holds the shank of a drill or bit.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In mech., the holder (of which there are many kinds) for receiving the fixed end of a drill.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Mech.) A contrivance for holding and turning a drill.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The part of a
drillthat holds the shankof the bit
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Under the impression that I might be required to set to work in any town on my route, like any travelling tinker, I had packed in my knapsack my best scoopers and an upright drillstock; and these tools, while they added to its weight, presented so many obdurate points of resistance to my back.