flatheaded borer


the larva of a metallic wood-boring beetle, having an expanded and flattened anterior end.

Nearby words

  1. flatfoot,
  2. flatfooted,
  3. flathead,
  4. flathead catfish,
  5. flatheaded apple tree borer,
  6. flatiron,
  7. flatland,
  8. flatlands,
  9. flatlet,
  10. flatline

Origin of flatheaded borer

First recorded in 1880–85

Also called hammerhead.

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