boreholesN-COUNTA borehole is a deep round hole made by a special tool or machine, especially one that is made in the ground when searching for oil or water.
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Borehole — A borehole is the generalised term for any narrow shaft drilled in the ground, either vertically or horizontally. A borehole may be constructed for many different purposes including the extraction of water or other liquid (such as petroleum) or… … Wikipedia
borehole — UK [ˈbɔː(r)ˌhəʊl] / US [ˈbɔrˌhoʊl] noun [countable] Word forms borehole : singular borehole plural boreholes a very deep narrow hole in the ground made in order to get water or oil … English dictionary
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borehole — noun Date: 1708 a hole bored or drilled in the earth: as a. an exploratory well b. chiefly British a small diameter well drilled especially to obtain water … New Collegiate Dictionary
borehole — /bawr hohl , bohr /, n. Mining. a hole drilled in the earth, as for the purpose of extracting a core, releasing gas, oil, water, etc. [1700 10; BORE1 + HOLE] * * * … Universalium
borehole — noun A hole bored into the ground to collect samples for analysis or to extract oil or water … Wiktionary
borehole — 1. Boring into unconsolidated and consolidated materials for the purpose of subsurface hydrogeological investigations. 2. Synonym for a well developed phreatic tube passage  … Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology
borehole — bore|hole [ˈbo:həul US ˈbo:rhoul] n a deep hole made using special equipment, especially in order to get water or oil out of the ground … Dictionary of contemporary English