Boring Bor"ing, n. 1. The act or process of one who, or that which, bores; as, the boring of cannon; the boring of piles and ship timbers by certain marine mollusks. [1913 Webster]

One of the most important applications of boring is in the formation of artesian wells. --Tomlinson. [1913 Webster]

2. A hole made by boring. [1913 Webster]

3. pl. The chips or fragments made by boring. [1913 Webster]

{Boring bar}, a revolving or stationary bar, carrying one or more cutting tools for dressing round holes.

{Boring tool} (Metal Working), a cutting tool placed in a cutter head to dress round holes. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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