- a person or thing that gauges.
- a worker or inspector who checks the dimensions or quality of machined work.
- a customs official, collector of excise taxes, or the like.
Origin of gauger
Examples from the Web for gager
Or you might have married a gager and gone to Dublin and mixed with the grand quality.The Wind Bloweth
Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
Provision was also made for Mr. Gager as engineer, and Mr. Penn as beadle.
Mr. Gager died on the 15th instant, at four o'clock in the afternoon.A Voice from Jerusalem
Mr. Gager was as fully convinced as Bunfit that the diamonds had not been in the box.
Gager intimated his acquiescence in all this, and again waited.
- a variant spelling of gauger
- something deposited as security against the fulfilment of an obligation; pledge
- (formerly) a glove or other object thrown down to indicate a challenge to combat
- (tr) archaic to stake, pledge, or wager
- short for greengage
- US old-fashioned, slang marijuana
- US a variant spelling (esp in technical senses) of gauge
- Thomas. 1721–87, British general and governor in America; commander in chief of British forces at Bunker Hill (1775)
- a person or thing that gauges
- mainly British a customs officer who inspects bulk merchandise, esp liquor casks, for excise duty purposes
- a collector of excise taxes
Word Origin and History for gager
"pledge," c.1300, from Old French gage "pledge (of battle), security, guarantee" (11c.), from Frankish *wadja-, from Proto-Germanic *wadi- (see wed). Italian gaggio, Spanish and Portuguese gage are French loan-words. The verb is late 15c., from French gager. Related: Gaged, gaging.
see gauge. "The spelling variants gauge and gage have existed since the first recorded uses in Middle English, though in American English gage is found exclusively in technical uses" [Barnhart]. Related: Gaged; gaging.