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reamer

[ ree-mer ]
/ ˈri mər /
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noun
any of various rotary tools, with helical or straight flutes, for finishing or enlarging holes drilled in metal.
any bladelike pick or rod used for scraping, shaping, or enlarging a hole: a pipe reamer.
a kitchen utensil for extracting and collecting juice from fruits, having a deep saucerlike base and in the center a grooved cone on which the fruit half is pressed down by hand.
Dentistry. a drill with a spiral blade, for enlarging root canals.
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Origin of reamer

First recorded in 1815–25; ream2 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for reamer

reamer
/ (ˈriːmə) /

noun
a steel tool with a cylindrical or tapered shank around which longitudinal teeth are ground, used for smoothing the bores of holes accurately to size
US a utensil with a conical projection used for extracting juice from citrus fruits; lemon squeezer
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Medical definitions for reamer

reamer
[ rēmər ]

n.
A rotating tool used to shape or enlarge holes.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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