noun, plural aux·il·ia·ries.
Origin of auxiliary
Examples from the Web for auxiliary
We retooled music, which sounds sort of small and auxiliary, but I think we figured out a way to help the audience.‘Michael J. Fox Show’ Creator: We’re Not Canceled…Yet|Kevin Fallon|February 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
None of this will be easily accomplished, and America has only an auxiliary role.
Meanwhile, turning by narrow degrees, the spinstress approaches the auxiliary chords that have just served as her support.The Life of the Spider|J. Henri Fabre
The talking machine is placed on the auxiliary base as shown in Fig. 3.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
Auxiliary air ports were provided in the cylinder walls so that the pistons overran them at the end of their stroke.A History of Aeronautics|E. Charles Vivian
Auxiliary derived from the idea of future destination, dependent upon the volition of the agent—will.A Handbook of the English Language|Robert Gordon Latham
Far away on the deck of the Chihuahua the quick-fire racket of Jones's auxiliary was amazingly audible.Quick Action|Robert W. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for auxiliary
noun plural -ries
- a sailing vessel with an engine
- the engine of such a vessel