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English Dictionary: countersinking by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Countersink \Coun"ter*sink`\ (koun"t[etil]r*s[icr][nsm]k`; 277),
      v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Countersunk} (-s[ucr][nsm]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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