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It may be used for boring cocktail (6)

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I believe the answer is:

gimlet

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'cocktail' is the definition.
(I know that Gimlet is a type of cocktail)

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(Other definitions for gimlet that I've seen before include "Boring tool; US cocktail" , "Hole borer" , "One pierces" , "A carpenter's tool" , "Something for boring; cocktail" .)

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