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countersinking


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Countersink  \Coun"ter*sink`\  (koun"t[~e]r*s[i^][ng]k`;  277),  v. 
  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Countersunk}  (-s[u^][ng]k`);  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Countersinking}.] 
  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. 
 
  2.  To  cause  to  sink  even  with  or  below  the  surface;  as  to 
  countersink  a  screw  or  bolt  into  woodwork. 




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