Definition of Borer

1. Noun. A drill for penetrating rock.

Exact synonyms: Bore Bit, Rock Drill, Stone Drill
Specialized synonyms: Cross Bit, Star Drill, Straight Flute, Straight-fluted Drill
Generic synonyms: Drill
Derivative terms: Bore



2. Noun. Any of various insects or larvae or mollusks that bore into wood.
Exact synonyms: Woodborer
Generic synonyms: Invertebrate
Derivative terms: Bore

Definition of Borer

1. n. One that bores; an instrument for boring.

Definition of Borer

1. Noun. A person who bores, who drills ¹

2. Noun. A tool used for drilling. ¹

3. Noun. An insect or insect larva that bores into wood. ¹

4. Noun. One of the many types of mollusc that bore into soft rock. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Borer

1. one that bores [n -S] - See also: bores

Medical Definition of Borer

1. 1. One that bores; an instrument for boring. 2. A marine, bivalve mollusk, of the genus Teredo and allies, which burrows in wood. See Teredo. Any bivalve mollusk (Saxicava, Lithodomus, etc) which bores into limestone and similar substances. One of the larvae of many species of insects, which penetrate trees, as the apple, peach, pine, etc. See Apple borer, under Apple. The hagfish (Myxine). (19 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Borer

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1. Manual of Fruit Insects by Mark Vernon Slingerland, Cyrus Richard Crosby (1914)
"THE LESSER PEACH-TREE borer Sesia pictipes Grote and Robinson This insect is also closely related to the peach-tree borer, with which it has sometimes been ..."

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