reamer

noun

ream·​er ˈrē-mər How to pronounce reamer (audio)
: one that reams: such as
a
: a rotating finishing tool with cutting edges used to enlarge or shape a hole
b
: a fruit juice extractor with a ridged and pointed center rising from a shallow dish

Illustration of reamer

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Examples of reamer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Complete with a strainer lid, jigger cap, citrus reamer, and shatterproof steel rocks, this nestable set can be stacked into the shaker for easy transportation — whether that’s to the next campsite or the next party. Alyssa Brascia, Peoplemag, 11 Apr. 2024 This has a 12-tooth reamer designed to extract maximum juice and a three-claw large reamer to extra bigger fruit bits. Chris Hachey, BGR, 22 Apr. 2021 The 70-watt machine is equipped with a BPA-free dome lid, integrated sensor that activates when pressure is applied, stainless steel and anti-corrosive reamer and strainer, and non-drip spout to deliver breakfast juice or cocktail ingredients directly to your glass in a few seconds flat. Alyson Sheppard, Robb Report, 5 Aug. 2021 The muddler is also a reamer while the dynamic garnish tool can do it all, from citrus zesting to creating twists or peeling (channel knife included). Mark Stock, Men's Health, 1 Feb. 2023 Then use a reamer, juicer or juice-extracting tool to squeeze the juice out. Katie Workman, USA TODAY, 27 Jan. 2023 Citrus and twist garnish fans will appreciate the reamer to help juice citrus fruits, and the tool doubles as a muddler. Jamie Kim, Good Housekeeping, 21 Dec. 2022 Plus, there is a magnetizer, an awl, a jab saw, a conduit reamer, a rechargeable headlamp, and protective eyewear. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 Oct. 2022 The plug plus reamer tool is small enough for precision but large enough to fit comfortably in your hand for a frustration-free fix that’ll save you money, time, and a headache. Aaron H. Bible, Popular Mechanics, 27 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reamer was in 1825

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“Reamer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reamer. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

reamer

noun
ream·​er ˈrē-mər How to pronounce reamer (audio)
: a tool with cutting edges for enlarging or shaping a hole

Medical Definition

reamer

noun
ream·​er ˈrē-mər How to pronounce reamer (audio)
: an instrument used in dentistry to enlarge and clean out a root canal

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