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Meaning of BORER

Pronunciation:  'bowrur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of various insects or larvae or mollusks that bore into wood
  2. [n]  a drill for penetrating rock

BORER is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bore bit, rock drill, stone drill, woodborer
 See Also: cross bit, drill, invertebrate, star drill, straight flute, straight-fluted drill



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bor"er\, n.
1. One that bores; an instrument for boring.

2. (Zo["o]l.)
   (a) A marine, bivalve mollusk, of the genus {Teredo} and
       allies, which burrows in wood. See {Teredo}.
   (b) Any bivalve mollusk ({Saxicava}, {Lithodomus}, etc.)
       which bores into limestone and similar substances.
   (c) One of the larv[ae] of many species of insects, which
       penetrate trees, as the apple, peach, pine, etc. See
       {Apple borer}, under {Apple}.
   (d) The hagfish ({Myxine}).