Definition of reamer in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrēmər/


1A tool for widening or finishing drilled holes.
Example sentences
  • A 10-mm cannulated reamer was drilled from distal to proximal over each guidewire through the cortex to a depth of 10 mm.
  • If the head tube is badly ovalized, the reamer (attached to the facing cutter) will widen the sides, but the head tube will still be too long front-to-back.
  • A common method was to bore a hole in the barrel using any of a variety of bung borers, boring taps, augers, tapered reamers, and the like.
1.1An instrument for scraping the burrs off the inside of water pipes.
Example sentences
  • Reamers are suitable for deburring and sizing the inside diameter (ID) of holes.
  • While a pipe reamer is an expensive, specialized tool, it's worth buying if you're doing a job that involves cutting lots of pipe.
1.2A blade for scraping the carbon layer from the inside of the bowl of a smoking pipe.
Example sentences
  • You can either buy a pipe reamer, or most tobacconists will ream a pipe for free.
  • This pipe tool set contains Pipe Knife, Pipe Reamer and Pipe Stand.
1.3 another term for juicer (sense 1).
Example sentences
  • The game was purchased at a local church rummage sale that also netted us a juicer/meat grinder for $2, complete with reamer!
  • Using a citrus reamer, muddle the leaves until they are dark green and pasty; the total volume should reduce by about half, and they should have released quite a bit of liquid.
  • I will still use my wooden reamer for small jobs.

Words that rhyme with reamer

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Syllabification: ream·er

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