reamer

noun
ream·er | \ˈrē-mər \

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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The squeezers at bat: a wooden reamer, a handheld squeezer, and hand-juicer with built-in measuring cup. Elaheh Nozari, Bon Appetit, "Which Citrus Squeezer Is Best? The Argument That's Tearing Us Apart," 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, "From zest to juice, this is how to squeeze the most out of your oranges | Charlotte Observer," 24 Apr. 2018 Using the tines of a fork or a reamer, juice lemon half over bowl. Claire Saffitz, Bon Appetit, "Winter Crunch Salad," 19 Jan. 2018 The fruits require nothing more complex than a reamer to reap their bounty. M. Carrie Allan, sacbee, "Starting pitcher, relief pitchers: It's a rotation of summer punch," 29 May 2017 The fruits require nothing more complex than a reamer to reap their bounty. M. Carrie Allan, sacbee, "Starting pitcher, relief pitchers: It's a rotation of summer punch," 29 May 2017 The fruits require nothing more complex than a reamer to reap their bounty. M. Carrie Allan, sacbee, "Starting pitcher, relief pitchers: It's a rotation of summer punch," 29 May 2017 The fruits require nothing more complex than a reamer to reap their bounty. M. Carrie Allan, sacbee, "Starting pitcher, relief pitchers: It's a rotation of summer punch," 29 May 2017 Using a citrus reamer, squeeze the juice from the lemons into another small bowl. Jill O'connor, sandiegouniontribune.com, "A cookbook for the love of cake," 19 June 2017

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First Known Use of reamer

1825, in the meaning defined above

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reamer

noun
ream·er | \ˈrē-mər \

Medical Definition of reamer 

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

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