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