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corer

[kawr-er, kohr-] /ˈkɔr ər, ˈkoʊr-/
noun
1.
a person or thing that cores.
2.
a knife or other instrument for coring apples, pears, etc.
3.
a device having a hollow cylindrical drill or tube, used for taking samples of earth, rock, etc., from below the surface of the ground or ocean bottom.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; core1 + -er1
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Examples from the web for corer
  • The gravity corer requires a power winch as well, to deploy and retrieve the corer.
  • Sediment sampling devices include a box corer that drops into the mud and brings back a block of near-surface sediment.
  • corer deployment can also be difficult under certain conditions.
  • The main corer is held in position until a weight suspended from the trigger arm contacts the sea floor.
  • Upon recovering the box corer, the box was immediately removed from the box core frame and placed in a special processing box.
  • The product is a multipurpose chopper and corer for fruits and vegetables.
  • Hydraulically-damped corer filled with undisturbed muddy sediment with clear overlying water.
  • Bottom-sediment cores were collected with a gravity corer mounted on a pontoon boat.
  • Sediment cores were collected by a gravity corer from a pontoon boat.

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