Definition of reamer in English:


Line breaks: ream¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈriːmə(r)


  • 1A tool for widening or finishing drilled holes.
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    • 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.
  • 2 North American term for lemon-squeezer.
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    • 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.

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