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countersink

coun·ter·sink

countersink

 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: kaUn tr sIngk [or] kaUn tr sIngk
inflections: countersank, countersinking, countersinks, countersunk
definition 1: to enlarge the top portion of (a hole) so that the inserted head of a bolt, screw, or the like does not protrude above the surface.
definition 2: to insert (a bolt, screw, or the like) into a hole that has been enlarged at the top.
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: kaUn tr sIngk
definition 1: a tool used to countersink holes.
definition 2: a hole that has been countersunk.