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woodborer

[woo d-bawr-er, -bohr-] /ˈwʊdˌbɔr ər, -ˌboʊr-/
noun
1.
a tool, operated by compressed air, for boring wood.
2.
Zoology.
  1. borer (def 3a).
  2. borer (def 3b).
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; wood1 + borer
Related forms
woodboring, adjective
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  • As with many woodborer problems, the key to minimizing damage by this insect is to keep the host vigorous.
British Dictionary definitions for woodborer

woodborer

/ˈwʊdˌbɔːrə/
noun
1.
any of various beetles of the families Anobiidae, Buprestidae, etc, the larvae of which bore into and damage wood
2.
any of various other unrelated invertebrates that bore into wood
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