- a bit, as for a brace.
- a boring tool, similar to but larger than a gimlet, consisting of a bit rotated by a transverse handle.
- augean stables,
- auger bit,
- auger effect,
- auger shower,
Origin of auger
Examples from the Web for auger
This was a fine house, and contained the room which afterwards became celebrated under the name of the "Auger Hole."Stories of New Jersey|Frank Richard Stockton
Mr Rackstraw started as if some strong hand had plunged an auger into him.The Man Upstairs|P. G. Wodehouse
They'd bore an auger hole or two in the box to give him air, and that was greater humanity than he deserved.Trail's End|George W. Ogden
When it happens that an auger breaks in the hole, a tool similar to that shown at fig. 49.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
In my time the sap gouge was used instead of the auger and the manner of tapping was crude and wasteful.My Boyhood|John Burroughs
Word Origin for auger
c.1500, faulty separation of Middle English a nauger, from Old English nafogar "nave drill," from Proto-Germanic *nabogaizaz (cf. Old Norse nafarr, Old Saxon nabuger, Old High German nabuger), a compound whose first element is related to nave (n.2) and whose second is identical to Old English gar "a spear, borer" (see gar). For similar misdivisions, see adder. The same change took place in Dutch (avegaar).