Drill (textile)

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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);

Resources and Citations

  • Hermann Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986
  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937