lead cable borer

noun
\ ˈled- \

Definition of lead cable borer

: a western bostrychid beetle (Scobicia declivis) that normally bores into hardwood but often damages telephone cables and liquor casks

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“Lead cable borer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lead%20cable%20borer. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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