woodborer

[woo d-bawr-er, -bohr-]

noun

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

Origin of woodborer

First recorded in 1840–50; wood1 + borer
Related formswood·bor·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for woodborer

woodborer

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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