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counterbore

[koun-ter-bawr, -bohr; koun-ter-bawr, -bohr] /ˈkaʊn tərˌbɔr, -ˌboʊr; ˈkaʊn tərˈbɔr, -ˈboʊr/
noun
1.
a tool for enlarging a drilled hole for a portion of its length, as to permit sinking a screw head.
2.
the portion of the hole so enlarged.
verb (used with object), counterbored, counterboring.
3.
to enlarge (a drilled hole) along part of the length of the hole by drilling with a bit having a greater diameter.
Origin of counterbore
1605-1615
First recorded in 1605-15; counter- + bore2
Related forms
counterborer, noun
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