Auger meaning

ôgər
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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.
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A snake or plumber's snake (plumbing tool).
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To use an auger; to drill a hole using an auger.
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The definition of an auger is a tool used for drilling either used independently in a brace or attached to a larger mechanism.

An example of an auger is the tool used to dig holes for posts.

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To drill, bore, or convey using an auger.
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A similar but larger tool, as for boring holes in the earth.
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A carpenter's tool for boring holes longer than those bored by a gimlet.
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A hollow drill used to take core samples of soil, ice, etc. for scientific study.
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A tool used to bore holes in the ground, e.g. for fence posts.
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Origin of auger

  • Middle English from an auger alteration of a nauger from Old English nafogār auger nobh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English nauger, from Old English nafogār (“nave drill”), from Proto-Germanic *nabōgaizaz. Cognate with Dutch avegaar.

    From Wiktionary