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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.
Compare French perce. (Wiktionary)