The bore of a wind instrument is its interior chamber that defines a flow path through which air travels and is set into vibration to produce sounds. The shape of the bore has a strong influence on the instrument's timbre.

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  1. A hole drilled or milled through something.
    the bore of a cannon
  2. The tunnel inside of a gun's barrel through which the bullet travels when fired.
  3. A tool, such as an auger, for making a hole by boring.
  4. A capped well drilled to tap artesian water. The place where the well exists.
  5. One who inspires boredom or lack of interest.
  6. Something that wearies by prolixity or dullness; a tiresome affair.
  7. Calibre; importance.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. A sudden and rapid flow of tide in certain rivers and estuaries which rolls up as a wave; an eagre.


  1. To make a hole through something.
  2. To make a hole with, or as if with, a boring instrument; to cut a circular hole by the rotary motion of a tool.
    to bore for water or oil
    An insect bores into a tree.
  3. To form or enlarge (something) by means of a boring instrument or apparatus.
    to bore a steam cylinder or a gun barrel; to bore a hole
  4. To make (a passage) by laborious effort, as in boring; to force a narrow and difficult passage through.
    to bore one's way through a crowd
  5. To be pierced or penetrated by an instrument that cuts as it turns.
    This timber does not bore well.
  6. To push forward in a certain direction with laborious effort.
  7. To inspire boredom in somebody.
  8. To shoot out the nose or toss it in the air.
  9. To fool; to trick.

Verb (etymology 2)


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