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  • n. A kind of gimlet for making vents in casks.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of gimlet for making vents in casks; -- called also piercer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An instrument for forming vents in casks; a piercer.

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Compare French perce. (Wiktionary)

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