reamer

noun
ream·​er | \ ˈrē-mər How to pronounce reamer (audio) \

Definition of reamer

: 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

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Examples of reamer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Simply squeeze the lemon half over the strainer into the bowl or twist a fork into the fruit as a substitute for a reamer. Laura Duerr, chicagotribune.com, 13 Mar. 2021 Just hold the citrus in one hand, press the reamer into the flesh with the other, and presto. Shayna Murphy, USA TODAY, 28 July 2019 The squeezers at bat: a wooden reamer, a handheld squeezer, and hand-juicer with built-in measuring cup. Elaheh Nozari, Bon Appetit, 21 Feb. 2018 But a closed set of tongs can function as a pretty good reamer when the scalloped end is inserted in the cut half of the fruit. Becky Krystal, charlotteobserver, 24 Apr. 2018 Using the tines of a fork or a reamer, juice lemon half over bowl. Claire Saffitz, Bon Appetit, 19 Jan. 2018 The fruits require nothing more complex than a reamer to reap their bounty. M. Carrie Allan, sacbee, 29 May 2017 The fruits require nothing more complex than a reamer to reap their bounty. M. Carrie Allan, sacbee, 29 May 2017 The fruits require nothing more complex than a reamer to reap their bounty. M. Carrie Allan, sacbee, 29 May 2017

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First Known Use of reamer

1825, in the meaning defined above

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“Reamer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reamer. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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reamer

noun
ream·​er | \ ˈrē-mər How to pronounce reamer (audio) \

Medical Definition of reamer

: an instrument used in dentistry to enlarge and clean out a root canal

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