- any of several insects that bore into trees, fruits, etc., especially a beetle that bores into the woody part of plants.
- any of various mollusks, worms, etc., that bore into wood, stone, coral, or shells.
Origin of borer
Related Words for borergrill, tool, gimlet, auger, punch, implement, bit, trephine, trepan, riveter, awl, wimble, corkscrew, jackhammer, dibble, countersink, drill, mill, saw, grinder
Examples from the Web for borer
Historical Examples of borer
The city of Philadelphia has suffered grievously from this borer.Our Common Insects
Alpheus Spring Packard
The Borer has been the great enemy of the peach-tree, since about the close of the last century.Soil Culture
J. H. Walden
I have an idea that he uses a submarine to transport his borer from point to point.
As the borer was located the intervals were decreased to fifteen feet.
Without a word her father stepped out of the borer and looked at her.