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Meaning of trepan

tre•pan

Pronunciation: (tri-pan'), [key]
— n., v., -panned, -pan•ning.
—n.
  1. a tool for cutting shallow holes by removing a core.
  2. an obsolete form of the trephine resembling a carpenter's bit and brace.
—v.t.
  1. to cut circular disks from (plate stock) using a rotating cutter.
  2. to operate upon with a trepan; trephine.

tre•pan

Pronunciation: (tri-pan'), [key]
— n., v., -panned, -pan•ning.
—n.
  1. a person who ensnares or entraps others.
  2. a stratagem; a trap.
—v.t.
  1. to ensnare or entrap.
  2. to entice.
  3. to cheat or swindle.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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