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 for Traverse drill
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Traverse drill \Trav"erse drill\ (Mach.)
     A machine tool for drilling slots, in which the work or tool
     has a lateral motion back and forth; also, a drilling machine
     in which the spindle holder can be adjusted laterally.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Traverse \Trav"erse\, a. [OF. travers, L. transversus, p. p. of
     transvertere to turn or direct across. See Transverse, and
     cf. Travers.]
     Lying across; being in a direction across something else; as,
     paths cut with traverse trenches.
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           Oak . . . being strong in all positions, may be better
           trusted in cross and traverse work.      --Sir H.
                                                    Wotton.
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           The ridges of the fallow field traverse. --Hayward.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Traverse drill (Mach.), a machine tool for drilling slots,
        in which the work or tool has a lateral motion back and
        forth; also, a drilling machine in which the spindle
        holder can be adjusted laterally.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drill \Drill\, n.
     1. An instrument with an edged or pointed end used for making
        holes in hard substances; strictly, a tool that cuts with
        its end, by revolving, as in drilling metals, or by a
        succession of blows, as in drilling stone; also, a drill
        press.
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     2. (Mil.) The act or exercise of training soldiers in the
        military art, as in the manual of arms, in the execution
        of evolutions, and the like; hence, diligent and strict
        instruction and exercise in the rudiments and methods of
        any business; a kind or method of military exercises; as,
        infantry drill; battalion drill; artillery drill.
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     3. Any exercise, physical or mental, enforced with regularity
        and by constant repetition; as, a severe drill in Latin
        grammar.
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     4. (Zool.) A marine gastropod, of several species, which
        kills oysters and other bivalves by drilling holes through
        the shell. The most destructive kind is Urosalpinx
        cinerea.
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     Bow drill, Breast drill. See under Bow, Breast.
  
     Cotter drill, or Traverse drill, a machine tool for
        drilling slots.
  
     Diamond drill. See under Diamond.
  
     Drill jig. See under Jig.
  
     Drill pin, the pin in a lock which enters the hollow stem
        of the key.
  
     Drill sergeant (Mil.), a noncommissioned officer whose
        office it is to instruct soldiers as to their duties, and
        to train them to military exercises and evolutions.
  
     Vertical drill, a drill press.
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