Definition and Meanings for trepan
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Part of Speech of trepan
noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
Etymology of trepan
Meaning of trepan
- a crown-saw or cylindrical saw for perforating the skull, turned, when used, like a bit or gimlet. see trephine.
- a kind of broad chisel for sinking shafts.
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- to perforate (the skull) with a trepan, so as to remove a portion of the bone, and thus relieve the brain from pressure or irritation; to perform an operation with the trepan.
- a snare; a trapan.
- a deceiver; a cheat.
as transitive verb
- to insnare; to trap; to trapan.