- 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.
Origin of auger
Can be confusedauger augur
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