face-discharge bit

face-discharge bit

[¦fās ′dis‚chärj ‚bit]
(mechanical engineering)
A liquid-coolant bit designed for drilling in soft formations and for use on a double-tube core barrel, the inner tube of which fits snugly into a recess cut into the inside wall of the bit directly above the inside reaming stones; the coolant flows through the bit and is ejected at the cutting face. Also known as bottom-discharge bit; face-ejection bit.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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