Dictionary:Drill

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A device for boring holes. Seismic shot-hole drills are usually mechanically driven rotary drills (see Figure D-25), often truck mounted but at times portable. They generally include the same elements as used for drilling oil wells (see drill rig and Figure D-28), a means for rotating the drill pipe and a pump for circulating a fluid (mud). Water jets, auger, spudder (q.v.) or percussion (cable) tools, and air-blast equipment are also used under certain conditions.