- the act or process of making or enlarging a hole.
- the hole so made.
- boric acid,
- boric oxide,
- boring bar,
- boring machine,
- boring mill,
Origin of boring2
Examples from the Web for borings
The total length of the borings in the set of thirty beads I have is twenty-eight inches.Publications of the Mississippi Historical Society, Volume I (of 14)|Mississippi Historical Society
There is further evidence of a general elevation found in borings for water, three miles southeast of the city of Santiago.The History of Cuba, vol. 1|Willis Fletcher Johnson
Care should be taken to avoid and eliminate all borings and chips from the sample.Soap-Making Manual|E. G. Thomssen
Borings had shown that the excavation for the tunnels would break out of the rock about 200 ft. east of First Avenue.
Borings at different places show the fen soil to vary in depth from 24ft.Records of Woodhall Spa and Neighbourhood|J. Conway Walter
- the act or process of making or enlarging a hole
- the hole made in this way
mid-15c., "action of piercing," from bore (v.). From 1853 in reference to animals that bore; 1840 in the sense "wearying, causing ennui."