borings


borings

noun

  1. Machinery.
    1. the act or process of making or enlarging a hole.
    2. the hole so made.
  2. Geology. a cylindrical sample of earth strata obtained by boring a vertical hole.
  3. borings, the chips, fragments, or dust produced in boring.

noun

    1. the act or process of making or enlarging a hole
    2. the hole made in this way
  1. (often plural) a fragment, particle, chip, etc, produced during boring

adjective

  1. dull; repetitious; uninteresting
adj.

mid-15c., “action of piercing,” from bore (v.). From 1853 in reference to animals that bore; 1840 in the sense “wearying, causing ennui.”

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