accretion borer


Definition of accretion borer

: a hollow auger used for cutting out from a tree a core from which accretion is estimated by counting annual rings

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First Known Use of accretion borer

1887, in the meaning defined above

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“Accretion borer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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