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tre•pan



Pronunciation: (tri-pan'), [key]
n., v., -panned, -pan•ning.


n.
1. a tool for cutting shallow holes by removing a core.
2. Surg.an obsolete form of the trephine resembling a carpenter's bit and brace.

v.t.
1. Mach.to cut circular disks from (plate stock) using a rotating cutter.
2. Surg.to operate upon with a trepan; trephine.

tre•pan



Pronunciation: (tri-pan'), [key]
n., v., -panned, -pan•ning.
Archaic.

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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