gauger

[ gey-jer ]
/ ˈgeɪ dʒər /
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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. gauffering,
  2. gaugamela,
  3. gauge,
  4. gauge boson,
  5. gauge theory,
  6. gauguin,
  7. gauguin, paul,
  8. gauhati,
  9. gaul,
  10. gauleiter

Also especially in technical use, gag·er.

Origin of gauger

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English word from Anglo-French word gaugeour. See gauge, -or2

gage

2
[ geyj ]
/ geɪdʒ /

noun, verb (used with object), gaged, gag·ing. (chiefly in technical use)

Related formsgag·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for gager

gager

/ (ˈɡeɪdʒə) /

noun

a variant spelling of gauger

gage

1
/ (ɡeɪdʒ) /

noun

something deposited as security against the fulfilment of an obligation; pledge
(formerly) a glove or other object thrown down to indicate a challenge to combat

verb

(tr) archaic to stake, pledge, or wager

Word Origin for gage

C14: from Old French gage, of Germanic origin; compare Gothic wadi pledge

gage

2
/ (ɡeɪdʒ) /

noun

short for greengage

gage

3
/ (ɡeɪdʒ) /

noun

US old-fashioned, slang marijuana

Word Origin for gage

C20: of uncertain origin; compare ganja

gage

4
/ (ɡeɪdʒ) /

noun, verb

US a variant spelling (esp in technical senses) of gauge

Gage

/ (ɡeɪdʒ) /

noun

Thomas. 1721–87, British general and governor in America; commander in chief of British forces at Bunker Hill (1775)

gauger

gager

/ (ˈɡeɪdʒə) /

noun

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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Word Origin and History for gager
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