Borer



a person or thing that bores or pierces.
Machinery. a tool used for boring; auger.
Zoology.

any of several insects that bore into trees, fruits, etc., especially a beetle that bores into the woody part of plants.
any of various mollusks, worms, etc., that bore into wood, stone, coral, or shells.

a marsipobranch fish, as a hagfish, that bores into other fishes to feed on their flesh.
Historical Examples

Sons of the Soil Honore de Balzac
Our Common Insects Alpheus Spring Packard
The Horsewoman Alice M. Hayes
Soil Culture J. H. Walden
Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Second Annual Meeting Northern Nut Growers Association
Astounding Stories, May, 1931 Various
Astounding Stories, April, 1931 Various
Astounding Stories, April, 1931 Various
The Apple Various
Astounding Stories, April, 1931 Various

noun
a machine or hand tool for boring holes
any of various insects, insect larvae, molluscs, or crustaceans that bore into rock or plant material, esp wood See also woodborer, corn borer, marine borer, rock borer

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