A strong, durable, twill-weave textile made of cotton, linen, or hemp. Drill fabric is used for work clothes, trousers, skirts, uniforms, outdoor furniture, awnings, and protective coverings for machinery. Tan-color drill is called khaki.
Synonyms and Related Terms
khaki; dril (Esp.); terliz (Esp.); dril (Ned); coutil (Fr);
Sources Checked for Data in Record
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- Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937