borer

Primary Meanings of borer

1.
n
a drill for penetrating rock
2.
n
any of various insects or larvae or mollusks that bore into wood
Full Definitions of borer
1

n a drill for penetrating rock

Synonyms:
bore bit, rock drill, stone drill
Types:
cross bit
a rock drill having cruciform cutting edges; used in mining
star drill
a steel rock drill with a star-shaped point that is used for making holes in stones or masonry; it is operated by hitting the end with a hammer while rotating it between blows
straight flute, straight-fluted drill
a rock drill with flutes that are straight
Type of:
drill
a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)
2

n any of various insects or larvae or mollusks that bore into wood

Synonyms:
woodborer
Type of:
invertebrate
any animal lacking a backbone or notochord; the term is not used as a scientific classification

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