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borer Line breaks: borer
Pronunciation: /ˈbɔːrə/

Definition of borer in English:


1A worm, mollusc, insect, or insect larva which bores into wood, other plant material, or rock.
Example sentences
  • Thus, the hypothesized paleoclimate of the two fossil localities fits well within the range in which both insect and mite wood borers are found today.
  • Two rice strains were genetically altered to resist two insects, rice stem borers and leaf rollers, which sometimes require heavy use of pesticides to control.
  • Stalk borer larvae injure corn plants in June and early July.
2A tool for boring.
Example sentences
  • They consist of a large number of carefully made large blades and flakes and an unusually high proportion of finished tools including backed knives, scrapers and borers.
  • The tools were a saw, a pipe borer or tube drills for wine reduction, and a carpenter's drill or brace with a tightening screw.
  • 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.

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