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Origin of ream1
Definition for ream (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
- to scold or reprimand severely (usually followed by out).
- to cheat; defraud.
Origin of ream2
How to use ream in a sentence
Young Lieutenant Blood was to his feet holding a reaming glass high as his head.Heralds of Empire|Agnes C. Laut
Small holes are often finished in the lathe by drilling and reaming without the use of a boring tool.
Fig. 11 shows how a taper hole is bored in an engine piston-head, preparatory to reaming.
The lathe is run very slowly for reaming and the reamer is fed into the work by feeding out the tailstock spindle.
Babbitt metal is also worked dry, ordinarily, although kerosene or turpentine is sometimes used when boring or reaming.