meaning of borer

borer meaning in General Dictionary

one which bores an instrument for boring

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  • any of various pests or larvae or mollusks that bore into timber
  • a drill for acute rock
  • the one that bores; a musical instrument for bland.
  • A marine, bivalve mollusk, of 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 several larvae of numerous types of bugs, which penetrate woods, once the apple, peach, pine, etc. See Apple borer, under Apple.
  • The hagfish (Myxine).

borer meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) One that bores; an instrument for bland.

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  • (letter.) Any bivalve mollusk (Saxicava, Lithodomus, etc.) which bores into limestone and comparable substances.
  • (n.) The hagfish (Myxine).

Sentence Examples with the word borer

Sugar-canes suffer from the sugar cane borer (Diatioca sacchari) in the West Indies; tobacco from the larvae of hawk moths (Sphingidae) in America; corn and grass from various Lepidopterous pests all over the world.

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