rebore

verb
re·​bore | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈbȯr How to pronounce rebore (audio) \
rebored; reboring; rebores

Definition of rebore

transitive verb

: to bore an existing hole a second or subsequent time in order to widen it or to alter or improve its inner surfaces After three years in the desert dust, I have just had to rebore the engine (another $1,400).— Robert Lacville To convert the 3-inch Ordnance Rifle to a breechloader, manufacturers sawed off the breech and screwed in a new steel breech … . The steel breech was rebored to 3.18 inches to attain the desired projectile size.— Mitch Meador

First Known Use of rebore

circa 1792, in the meaning defined above

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