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countersink

noun (n)

  • a hole (usually in wood) with the top part enlarged so that a screw or bolt will fit into it and lie below the surface (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a bit for enlarging the upper part of a hole (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • An enlargement of the upper part of a hole, forming a cavity or depression for receiving the head of a screw or bolt. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink) (verb.contact)
    Synonym: set
    source: wordnet30
  • To chamfer or form a depression around the top of (a hole in wood, metal, etc.) for the reception of the head of a screw or bolt below the surface, either wholly or in part; as, to countersink a hole for a screw. (verb)
    source: webster1913
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