borehole

[ bawr-hohl, bohr- ]
/ ˈbɔrˌhoʊl, ˈboʊr- /

noun Mining.

a hole drilled in the earth, as for the purpose of extracting a core, releasing gas, oil, water, etc.

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Origin of borehole

First recorded in 1700–10; bore2 + hole
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British Dictionary definitions for borehole

borehole
/ (ˈbɔːˌhəʊl) /

noun

a hole driven into the ground to obtain geological information, release water, etc
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