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Any of various insects, insect larvae, or mollusks that bore into wood.
1. (Animals) any of various beetles of the families Anobiidae, Buprestidae, etc, the larvae of which bore into and damage wood
2. (Animals) any of various other unrelated invertebrates that bore into wood
wood•bor•er(ˈwʊdˌbɔr ər, -ˌboʊr-)
1. a tool, operated by compressed air, for boring wood.
2. any of various beetles, worms, mollusks, etc., that bore into wood.