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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How to use reamer in a sentence
Special reamer for cutting sealing ring oil Universal batteries.
With this reamer remove the ring of metal or flange on the post, thereby releasing the cell cover.
To break the seal, a hollow reamer or facing tool, fitted into a drill press or breast drill, is slipped over the post.
After the thread is cut, take the reamer and ream out the burr that is on the inside of the pipe caused by the pipe cutter.Elements of Plumbing | Samuel Dibble
Daniel De reamer was his king, and his king could do no wrong.The Road Builders | Samuel Merwin
British Dictionary definitions for reamer
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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