trepan

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From French trephine.

Noun[edit]

trepan (plural trepans)

  1. A tool used to bore through rock when sinking shafts.
  2. (medicine) A surgical instrument used to remove a circular section of bone from the skull; a trephine.
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trepan (third-person singular simple present trepans, present participle trepanning or trepaning, simple past and past participle trepanned or trepaned)

  1. (transitive, manufacturing, mining) To create a large hole by making a narrow groove outlining the shape of the hole and then removing the plug of material remaining by less expensive means.
  2. (medicine) To use a trepan; to trephine.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Possibly from Old English treppan (to trap).

Noun[edit]

trepan (plural trepans)

  1. (archaic) A trickster.
    • Macaulay
      He had been from the beginning a spy and a trepan.
  2. (archaic) A snare; a trapan.
    • South
      Snares and trepans that common life lays in its way.
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Verb[edit]

trepan (third-person singular simple present trepans, present participle trepaning, simple past and past participle trepaned)

  1. (archaic) To trick; to ensnare; to seduce.
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Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

trepan

  1. Second-person plural (ustedes) present indicative form of trepar.
  2. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present indicative form of trepar.