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draw +‎ bore


drawbore (plural drawbores)

  1. (joinery) A hole bored through a tenon nearer to the shoulder than the holes through the cheeks are to the edge or abutment against which the shoulder is to rest, so that a pin or bolt, when driven into it, will draw these parts together.


drawbore (third-person singular simple present drawbores, present participle drawboring, simple past and past participle drawbored)

  1. To make a drawbore in
    to drawbore a tenon
  2. To enlarge the bore of a gun barrel by drawing, instead of thrusting, a revolving tool through it.


Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for drawbore in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)