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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.
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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
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(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.
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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
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n (Tech) → Bohrer m; (= insect)Bohrkäfer m
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109 the borer is described, but the friction of this upon the fireblock (to which the phrase `held firmly' clearly belongs) must also have been mentioned.
The inventor of a new cannon associated himself with the caster and the borer. Thus was formed the nucleus of the "Gun Club." In a single month after its formation it numbered 1,833 effective members and 30,565 corresponding members.
The emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) isn't much to look at: a slim beetle with big eyes and short antennae, about 1/3 inch in length.
Stein, who has on staff certified arborists and other tree care specialists, already holds a certification to treat for the destructive emerald ash borer and now has completed the necessary course and earned an official permit to work in spotted lanternfly quarantine areas in both Pennsylvania and Delaware.
Common insect pests of maples include flatheaded appletree borer (Chrysobothris femorata [Olivier]) (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), ambrosia beetles (e.g., Xylosandrus crassiusculus [Motschulsky]) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), maple and two-spotted spider mites (Oligonychus aceris [Shimer] and Tetranychus urticae Koch) (Trombidiformes: Tetranychidae), maple shoot borer (Proteoteras aesculana Riley) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), maple leaftier (Episimus tyrius Heinrich) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), potato leafhopper (Empoasca fabae [Harris]) (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae), and various species of armored and soft scales (Hemiptera) (Frank et al.
Particularly, okra shoot and fruit borer (Earias vittella) and okra fruit borer (Helicoverpa armigera) cause substantial quantitative and qualitative losses to okra crop.
The culprit is the emerald ash borer, an exotic beetle that showed up near Detroit, Michigan, in 2002.
Blame the squash vine borer, a white worm with a brown head.
THE Country Representative of Open Forum on Agriculture Biotechnology (OFAB), Dr Rose Gidado has said that the Pod Borer Resistant Cowpea is almost set for commercialization.
Despite the importance that coffee represents as one of the most important export products for Colombia [1], it is a product that has been largely affected by the coffee berry borer CBB, where it has reduced production due the increased pest infestation [2] [3].
Borer Chemie AG in Switzerland is a family owned and well established company of more than 50 years, and producer of cleaning detergents for industrial parts cleaning, with a very good reputation for excellent service and know-how.