Definition of rebore in English:



  • Make a new or wider boring in (the cylinders of an internal combustion engine)

    ‘the engine can be rebored without taking it out of the vehicle’
    • ‘When the cylinders of an engine become worn it is necessary to re-bore them.’
    • ‘At the same time the tube lines would examine new ways of peak fare pricing, new signalling, reboring tunnels and even building entirely new tubes.’
    • ‘This makes it possible to rebore bushings which have been used on the left side and reapply them on the right side, thus prolonging the life of the bearings.’
    • ‘Reboring the engine will increase your displacement and the power of the engine.’
    • ‘You had to rebush the rod if the slack was excessive, or rebore the big end if it was split - all of which you hoped could be deferred until the entire affair had to be dismantled for white-lead testing.’
    • ‘Both Wilson and his gunsmith, Larry Cooper, consulted with John Linebaugh, then had Cliff LaBounty rebore and Dave Adams rechamber the gun to another calibre.’


  • 1An act of reboring an engine's cylinders.

    ‘a rebore and pistons would appear to be the answer’
    • ‘Rebores increase the engine displacement.’
    • ‘On stripping the engine, it needed a rebore, 4 new pistons with rings and new bearings.’
    • ‘Can anyone recommend a reliable shop to do the rebore?’
    1. 1.1An engine with rebored cylinders.
      • ‘If it's a rebuild rebore, with the stock pistons, a machine shop might make the stock pistons work.’