The definition of an auger is a tool used for drilling either used independently in a brace or attached to a larger mechanism.noun
An example of an auger is the tool used to dig holes for posts.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- a narrow tool for boring holes in wood, etc., with a sharp end for cutting and spiral grooves for channeling the shavings out of the hole: it is larger than a gimlet
- a similar but larger tool, as for boring holes in the earth
Origin: by faulty separation of ME a nauger < OE nafogar, nave drill < nafu, nave + gar, a spear: see gore
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- a. Any of various hand tools, typically having a threaded shank and cross handle, used for boring holes in wood or ice.b. A drill bit.
- a. A machine having a rotating helical shaft for boring into the earth.b. A rotating helical shaft used to convey material, as in a snow blower.
Origin: Middle English, from an auger, alteration of a nauger, from Old English nafogār, auger; see nobh- in Indo-European roots.