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[kawr-er, kohr-]
  1. a person or thing that cores.
  2. a knife or other instrument for coring apples, pears, etc.
  3. a device having a hollow cylindrical drill or tube, used for taking samples of earth, rock, etc., from below the surface of the ground or ocean bottom.
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Origin of corer

First recorded in 1790–1800; core1 + -er1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of corer

  • Then, suggested Frank, you wont mind if I experiment with the corer?

    Bound to Succeed

    Allen Chapman

  • If the fruit was hard and crisp, according to the letters of complaint the corer split the apple.

    Bound to Succeed

    Allen Chapman

  • With a corer extract the core from the whole, unpared apple, which is less likely to break than one which has been peeled.

    Paper-bag Cookery

    Vera Serkoff

  • The corer that I have here is nothing but a round tin cylinder.

  • Then she took the bowl and the corer over to where Grandmother was working with her strawberries.

    Mary Jane--Her Visit

    Clara Ingram Judson