pilot hole

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pilot hole

- A small hole drilled or hammered for the insertion of a nail or screw, or for drilling a larger hole.
See also related terms for insertion.
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IT GLUES AND NAILS WELL, ALTHOUGH PREBORING MIGHT BE NEEDED FOR NAILING OR SCREWING.
Preboring is needed for nails and screws, and the wood holds screws well.