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Related to borer: Ash Borer, Wood borer


1. A tool used for drilling.
2. An insect or insect larva, such as a corn borer, that bores chiefly into the stems and trunks of plants.
3. Any of various mollusks that bore into soft rock or wood.


1. (Tools) a machine or hand tool for boring holes
2. (Animals) any of various insects, insect larvae, molluscs, or crustaceans that bore into rock or plant material, esp wood. See also woodborer, cornborer, marine borer, rock borer


(ˈbɔr ər, ˈboʊr-)

1. a person or thing that bores or pierces.
2. a tool used for boring; auger.
3. any of various insects or their larvae that bore into trees, fruit, etc.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.borer - a drill for penetrating rockborer - a drill for penetrating rock  
cross bit - a rock drill having cruciform cutting edges; used in mining
drill - a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)
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
2.borer - any of various insects or larvae or mollusks that bore into woodborer - any of various insects or larvae or mollusks that bore into wood
invertebrate - any animal lacking a backbone or notochord; the term is not used as a scientific classification


n (Tech) → Bohrer m; (= insect)Bohrkäfer m
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in sugarcane did not appear to increase levels of borer egg parasitism (Gomez 1990).
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