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Definition of "reamer" [ream•er]

  • Any of various tools used to shape or enlarge holes or bores. (noun)
  • A utensil with a conical, ridged projection, used for extracting citrus-fruit juice. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "reamer" in a sentence
  • "And yes, the word reamer also makes me giggle–I guess I’m 12, too."
  • "They also said that the long string design might have contributed an accumulation of debris and drilling mud that might have interfered with a device known as a reamer shoe that plays a role in closing an important valve in the central drill pipe."
  • "As with the spout, the tray and sieves are fairly lightweight-gauge stainless; but the reamer is a solid piece of heavy, polished metal."