American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various tools used to shape or enlarge holes or bores.
- n. A utensil with a conical, ridged projection, used for extracting citrus-fruit juice.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which reams; specifically, a tool used for reaming out holes. Reamers have a variety of forms, of which triangular, square, or pentagonal shafts or bodies with sharp angles, fluted bodies with sharp edges, and bodies formed with intersecting right and left spiral grooves with sharp edges are prominent types. The bodies are of uniform thickness for reaming straight holes, and tapered for reaming tapered holes or for enlarging holes. Compare
ream, transitive verb, 2.
- n. A tool for boring a hole wider.
- n. A device for rendering citrus juice.
- n. A tool used to scrape carbon deposit from the bowl of a pipe.
- n. A Stone Age prehistoric lithic Stone tool, used in archeology nomenclature.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who, or that which, reams; specifically, an instrument with cutting or scraping edges, used, with a twisting motion, for enlarging a round hole, as the bore of a cannon, etc.
- n. a squeezer with a conical ridged center that is used for squeezing juice from citrus fruit
- n. a drill that is used to shape or enlarge holes
- From ream + -er. (Wiktionary)
“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.”
“Reaming with solid reamer means machining of close-tolerance holes (fitting holes) by means of a reamer which is fixed in the tailstock of the lathe.”
“I couldn’t get the word reamer at the moment and hence the term - ‘the wooden thing’.”
“I think that I still have a Clymer reamer for the Roberts.”
“These were made by reaming molten glass with a graphite reamer.”
“I also provided fireformed AI cases (that had been fired in another rifle which I had chambered with the same reamer) and explained that I wanted the new barrel to be headspaced to fit the fireformed cases I left with him.”
“The bolt on the repaired and improved rifle would not close on empty fireformed brass (made from my other rifle chambered with the same reamer I loaned to the gunsmith).”
“Bottom line: the chamber was excessively tight and the throat was excessively short, likely because the high-end 'smith did not use my reamer, certainly because he ignored my instructions and specifications, and absolutely because he never bothered to test my rifle with any of the ammo I left for him.”
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