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borehole

[bawr-hohl, bohr-] /ˈbɔrˌhoʊl, ˈboʊr-/
noun, Mining.
1.
a hole drilled in the earth, as for the purpose of extracting a core, releasing gas, oil, water, etc.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; bore1 + hole
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borehole

/ˈbɔːˌhəʊl/
noun
1.
a hole driven into the ground to obtain geological information, release water, etc
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