Bort meaning

bôrt
Poorly crystallized diamonds used for industrial cutting and abrasion.
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A carbonado.
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A flawed diamond used only for industrial purposes, esp. in crushed form for grinding and polishing.
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(uncountable) Poor quality diamond, used for industrial cutting or abrasion; a poorly crystallized diamond.
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Origin of bort

  • Probably from Dutch boort

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition