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auger

[ aw-ger ]

noun

  1. Carpentry.
    1. a bit, as for a brace.
    2. a boring tool, similar to but larger than a gimlet, consisting of a bit rotated by a transverse handle.
  2. a device consisting of a shaft with a broad helical flange rotating within a cylindrical casing to force bulk materials from one end to the other.


auger

/ ˈɔːɡə /

noun

  1. a hand tool with a bit shaped like a corkscrew, for boring holes in wood
  2. a larger tool of the same kind for boring holes in the ground


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Word History and Origins

Origin of auger1

before 900; Middle English nauger ( a nauger misdivided as an auger; adder 1, apron ), Old English nafogār nave-piercer (cognate with Old Norse nafarr, Old Saxon nabugēr, Middle Dutch navegeer, Old High German nabagēr ), equivalent to nafa nave + gār spear; gore 3, garlic
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Word History and Origins

Origin of auger1

C15 an augur, resulting from mistaken division of earlier a nauger, from Old English nafugār nave (of a wheel) spear (that is, tool for boring hubs of wheels), from nafu nave ² + gār spear; see gore ²
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Example Sentences

We are at the leading edge of achieving this capability, and doing so augers badly for expensive manned aircraft, especially those that operate routinely near to the ground.

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It features lights on both the control panel and auger, so you can really see what you’re doing, even in dim conditions.

The gas-powered, two-stage blower beats electric and one-stage models when it comes to forcing, and the steel auger slices through even heavy or icy snow buildup to provide a 24-inch wide, 20-inch deep clearing capacity.

WeberUse the Traeger Ironwood 885 pellet grill’s companion app to select a temperature, and its auger will dispense the precise amount of wood pellets to hold it there, producing perfectly tenderized cuts.

When I first looked at the Fyra, I thought it would use an auger to push pellets into the oven to create even heat, much like a Traeger BBQ.

She extends the end of her body till it is like an auger, and with this she bores a deep hole in the earth.

Auger holes had been bored in the shaft and strong oak pins had been driven in to serve for handles.

You've been waiting your moment, holding your breath on one side of the wall while the auger grinds through from the other.

To broach a pipe, pierce it with an auger or gimlet, four fingers- breadth over the lower rim, so that the dregs may not rise.

Mr. Henry was the first to make the “rag” carpet, and was the inventor of the screw-auger.

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