Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hole made in boring for minerals, water, etc.; specifically, the hole in which a blasting-charge is placed.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (mining) a hole or passage made by a drill, especially one made for exploratory purposes.
- n. a hole or passage made by a drill; usually made for exploratory purposes
“Seventeen days later, when hope of finding them alive seems lost, a probe retracts from a bore-hole with an attached note: "We are all well here in the refuge – the 33.”
“The camera was sent down through a bore-hole used for communications.”
“Wherever they went, they would routinely round up dozens, or even hundreds, of civilians and march them at gun point to a central place, like a school or bore-hole.”
“At Riek village, where local residents were relocated to make way for the Thar Jath refinery about 6.5 kilometres (four miles) away, children play around a bore-hole abandoned as a source of water for health concerns.”
“Eight days ago they had inserted themselves via a secret military bore-hole on Pagan Island, north of Guam.”
“The bore-hole is 35-45 cm in diameter and any depth up to 7 meters.”
“The advantage of the bore-hole latrine is that it can be constructed quickly as a family unit if augers are available.”
“Globally, sites that have access to a water spring, a natural resurgence or a well/bore-hole in the water table offer the advantage of using pollution-free water, at more constant water temperatures.”
“Doing so, the bore-hole with the diameter of the screw shank or slightly less has to be executed some 40 % of the screw length deep.”
“- Does the bore-hole diameter comply with the specified size?”
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