reamer

noun ream·er \ ˈrē-mər \
|Updated on: 17 Jun 2018

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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First Known Use of reamer

1825

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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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