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woodborer

[ wood-bawr-er, -bohr- ]
/ ˈwʊdˌbɔr ər, -ˌboʊr- /
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noun

a tool, operated by compressed air, for boring wood.

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Origin of woodborer

First recorded in 1840–50; wood1 + borer
woodboring, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for woodborer

woodborer
/ (ˈwʊdˌbɔːrə) /

noun

any of various beetles of the families Anobiidae, Buprestidae, etc, the larvae of which bore into and damage wood
any of various other unrelated invertebrates that bore into wood
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