Definition of rebore in English:


Syllabification: re·bore


Pronunciation: /rēˈbôr
[with object]
Bore out (the cylinders of an internal combustion engine) again, typically in order to widen them.
More example sentences
  • This makes it possible to rebore bushings which have been used on the left side and reapply them on the right side, thus prolonging the life of the bearings.
  • You had to rebush the rod if the slack was excessive, or rebore the big end if it was split - all of which you hoped could be deferred until the entire affair had to be dismantled for white-lead testing.
  • At the same time the tube lines would examine new ways of peak fare pricing, new signalling, reboring tunnels and even building entirely new tubes.


Pronunciation: /ˈrēbôr
Back to top  
1An act of reboring an engine’s cylinders.
More example sentences
  • On stripping the engine, it needed a rebore, 4 new pistons with rings and new bearings.
  • Rebores increase the engine displacement.
  • Can anyone recommend a reliable shop to do the rebore?
1.1An engine with rebored cylinders.
More example sentences
  • If it's a rebuild rebore, with the stock pistons, a machine shop might make the stock pistons work.

Definition of rebore in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day oleaginous
Pronunciation: ˌəʊlɪˈadʒɪnəs
rich in, covered with, or producing oil; oily