bore-hole
bore-hole ore-hole n. (mining) a hole or passage made by a drill, especially one made for exploratory purposes.

Syn: bore, drill hole. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Hughes bore hole — The Hughes borehole is an acid mine drainage site located near the southwest central borough of Portage, Pennsylvania in Cambria County. In the 1920s, a hole was drilled in order to remove water from the myriad coal mines in the area. In the… …   Wikipedia

  • bore — bore1 [bôr] vt. bored, boring [ME boren < OE borian, to bore < bor, auger < IE base * bher , to cut with a sharp point > Gr * pharein, to split, L forare, to bore, ferire, to cut, kill] 1. to make a hole in or through with a drill or… …   English World dictionary

  • Bore — Bore, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Boring}.] [OE. borien, AS. borian; akin to Icel. bora, Dan. bore, D. boren, OHG. por?n, G. bohren, L. forare, Gr. ? to plow, Zend bar. [root]91.] 1. To perforate or penetrate, as a solid body,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bore — (b[=o]r), n. 1. A hole made by boring; a perforation. [1913 Webster] 2. The internal cylindrical cavity of a gun, cannon, pistol, or other firearm, or of a pipe or tube. [1913 Webster] The bores of wind instruments. Bacon. [1913 Webster] Love s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bore — Bore, v. i. 1. To make a hole or perforation with, or as with, a boring instrument; to cut a circular hole by the rotary motion of a tool; as, to bore for water or oil (i. e., to sink a well by boring for water or oil); to bore with a gimlet; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bore — may refer to:* Bore (engine), the diameter of a cylinder in a piston engine * Bore (wind instruments), the interior chamber of a wind instrument * Bore (woreda), a district of Ethiopia that includes the town of Bore * Bore, Italy * Gauge (bore… …   Wikipedia

  • bore — ‘make a hole’ [OE] and bore ‘be tiresome’ [18] are almost certainly two distinct words. The former comes ultimately from an Indo European base *bhor , *bhr , which produced Latin forāre ‘bore’ (whence English foramen ‘small anatomical opening’),… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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