- 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.
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It is the nature of the borer to maim or kill the tree; it is for the interest of the owner that the tree should live.The Fat of the Land|John Williams Streeter
This borer would come close to meeting the professor's, four miles under our camp!Astounding Stories, April, 1931|Various
The borer seems more destructive in those sections which are comparatively sheltered, the starfish in more exposed localities.A Report upon the Mollusk Fisheries of Massachusetts|Commissioners on Fisheries and Game
By this means the borer E can be moved within certain limits, so as to bore holes in different positions.
The method of using the borer, has been described under Artesian Wells.