Countersink

Definition of Countersink

Coun´ter`sink`   Pronunciation: koun´tẽr`sĭņk`; 277
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Countersunk (-sŭņk`); p. pr. & vb. n. Countersinking.]
2.To cause to sink even with or below the surface; as, to countersink a screw or bolt into woodwork.
n.1.An enlargement of the upper part of a hole, forming a cavity or depression for receiving the head of a screw or bolt.
2.A drill or cutting tool for countersinking holes.

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