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borer

Noun

1 a drill for penetrating rock [syn: bore bit, rock drill, stone drill]
2 any of various insects or larvae or mollusks that bore into wood [syn: woodborer]

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English

Pronunciation

  • (UK): /ˈbɔːrə/, /"bO:r@/
  • (US): , /ˈbɔːrɚ/, /"bO:r@`/
  • Rhymes: -ɔːrə(r)

Noun

  1. A person who bores, who drills
  2. A tool used for drilling.
  3. An insect or insect larva that bores into wood.
  4. One of the many types of mollusc that bore into soft rock.
person who bores/drills
tool
insect
mollusc

Norwegian

Verb

  1. Form of present tense, bore

Extensive Definition

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