- 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.
Also especially in technical use, gag·er.
Origin of gauger
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Examples from the Web for gauger
"Done," says the gauger; and done and done's enough between two gentlemen.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
If you are fanciful, you will be reminded of the gauger in the story.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition
Robert Louis Stevenson
But what d'ye think, my trusty fier, I'm turned a gauger—peace be here!Robert Burns
Clinton the gauger—may the devil break his neck at any rate!The Emigrants Of Ahadarra
On going down from Salem to inquire about it, he received another and better appointment as weigher and gauger.
- 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
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