countersink

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Etymology[edit]

from counter + sink

Noun[edit]

countersink (plural countersinks)

  1. a conical recess, typically machined around a hole to admit a screw so that it sits flush with a surface.

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countersink (third-person singular simple present countersinks, present participle countersinking, simple past countersank, past participle countersunk)

  1. (transitive) To create such a conical recess.
    to countersink a hole for a screw
  2. (transitive) To cause to sink even with or below the surface.
    to countersink a screw or bolt into woodwork

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