Expanding bit

Expanding bit
Expanding Ex*pand"ing, a. That expands, or may be expanded; extending; spreading; enlarging. [1913 Webster]

{Expanding bit}, {Expanding drill} (Mech.), a bit or drill made adjustable for holes of various sizes; one which can be expanded in diameter while boring.

{Expanding pulley} (Mach.), a pulley so made, as in sections, that its diameter can be increased or diminished. [1913 Webster]


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  • Expanding drill — Expanding Ex*pand ing, a. That expands, or may be expanded; extending; spreading; enlarging. [1913 Webster] {Expanding bit}, {Expanding drill} (Mech.), a bit or drill made adjustable for holes of various sizes; one which can be expanded in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Expanding pulley — Expanding Ex*pand ing, a. That expands, or may be expanded; extending; spreading; enlarging. [1913 Webster] {Expanding bit}, {Expanding drill} (Mech.), a bit or drill made adjustable for holes of various sizes; one which can be expanded in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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