To gouge is defined as to create a dent or a disfiguring rough hole or groove, or to cheat someone by charging higher prices than what is fair.(verb)
The definition of a gouge is a dent or rough hole or indentation.(noun)
When a piece of wood has a big dent in it, this is an example of a gouge.
See gouge in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OFr < VL gubia, for LL gulbia < Celt (as in OIr gulban, goad, thorn) < IE base *gelebh-, to scrape, hollow out > Gr glaphein, to carve
See gouge in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Late Latin gubia
Origin: , variant of gulbia
Origin: , of Celtic origin.
left to right: hollow, parting, and fluting gouges
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