Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A hole made in boring for minerals, water, etc.; specifically, the hole in which a blasting-charge is placed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (mining) a hole or passage made by a drill, especially one made for exploratory purposes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a hole or passage made by a drill; usually made for exploratory purposes

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Examples

  • 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."

    How the media in Chile helped focus the eyes of the world on the miners

  • The camera was sent down through a bore-hole used for communications.

    Chile Mine Video Gives Tour Of Trapped Miners' Refuge (VIDEO)

  • 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.

    Burn the red carpet

  • 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.

    Burn the red carpet

  • 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.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Eight days ago they had inserted themselves via a secret military bore-hole on Pagan Island, north of Guam.

    Deeper

  • Eight days ago they had inserted themselves via a secret military bore-hole on Pagan Island, north of Guam.

    Deeper

  • The bore-hole is 35-45 cm in diameter and any depth up to 7 meters.

    17. Environmental Sanitation

  • The advantage of the bore-hole latrine is that it can be constructed quickly as a family unit if augers are available.

    17. Environmental Sanitation

  • 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.

    1. Breeding

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