Definition of Drill

Fiber: Cotton or Linen.

Weave: Twill. Left-hand twill. From top left to lower right. L2/1 or L3/1.

Characteristics: a coarse twilled cotton or linen fabric. Closer, flatter Wales that ganardine. Medium weight and course yarns are used. Also made in some other weights. Some left in the gray but can be bleached or dyed. When dyed a khaki color it is known by that name.

Uses: Uniforms, work clothes, slip covers, sportswear, and many industrial uses.

Derivation of Drill: earlier drilling via German Drillich from Latin trilix -licis, from tri- ‘three’ + licium ‘thread’

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