spoon bit

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A boring tool, the barrel of which is a half cylinder terminating in a conoidal cutting edge or radial point; used with a brace.
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Peter Hedger, who came back on to the training scene with owner and backer John Whelan's support last winter, put the return to form down to a change to a spoon bit on the hard-pulling former Sir Mark Prescott-trained inmate.
We tried him in a new spoon bit today and he was just edging right as he got tired.
Gollings, who trains the mare for The Swallow Inn Racing Club, said of his winner: "She's got a soft-palate problem and wears a spoon bit to keep everything in place.