Piercel Pier"cel, n. [Cf. F. perce.] A kind of gimlet for making vents in casks; -- called also {piercer}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Piercer — Pier cer, n. 1. One who, or that which, pierces or perforates; specifically: (a) An instrument used in forming eyelets; a stiletto. (b) A piercel. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The ovipositor, or sting, of an insect. (b) An insect provided… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • piercer — pierce ► VERB 1) make a hole in or through with a sharp object. 2) force or cut a way through. 3) (piercing) very sharp, cold, or high pitched. DERIVATIVES piercer noun. ORIGIN Old French percer, from Latin pertundere bore through …   English terms dictionary

  • piercer — noun see pierce …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • piercer — See pierce. * * * …   Universalium

  • piercer — noun a) An instrument that pierces or perforates b) A person who pierces, especially one who carries out body piercing …   Wiktionary

  • piercer — pɪrsÉ™(r) / pɪəs n. one who creates holes, one who punctures, perforator …   English contemporary dictionary

  • piercer — n needle, stiletto, awl, Carpentry. bradawl, bodkin; gimlet, broach, auger, borer, trepan, Surg. trephine, drill, punch, dibble, corkscrew; chisel, gouge, probe, Surg. trocar; poignard, dagger, stylet, lance, sword, rapier, dpde, spear, assegai;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • piercer — pierc·er …   English syllables

  • piercer —  n.m. ® pierceur …   Le dictionnaire des mots absents des autres dictionnaires

  • piercer — sə(r) noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English percer, persour, from Anglo French perceour, persour, from Old French percer to pierce + Anglo French our, eour er more at pierce : one that pierces: as a …   Useful english dictionary

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