borehole

noun bore·hole \ ˈbȯr-ˌhōl \
Updated on: 24 Apr 2018

Definition of borehole

: a hole bored or drilled in the earth: such as
a : an exploratory well
b chiefly British : a small-diameter well drilled especially to obtain water

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First Known Use of borehole

1708

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Definition of borehole for English Language Learners

  • ; especially : a hole dug into the earth in order to find water or oil



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