gauger

[ gey-jer ]
/ ˈgeɪ dʒər /

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.
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

Definition for gager (2 of 2)

gage

2
[ geyj ]
/ geɪdʒ /

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

Related forms

gag·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for gager (1 of 7)

gager

/ (ˈɡeɪdʒə) /

noun

a variant spelling of gauger

British Dictionary definitions for gager (2 of 7)

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

British Dictionary definitions for gager (3 of 7)

gage

2
/ (ɡeɪdʒ) /

noun

short for greengage

British Dictionary definitions for gager (4 of 7)

gage

3
/ (ɡeɪdʒ) /

noun

US old-fashioned, slang marijuana

Word Origin for gage

C20: of uncertain origin; compare ganja

British Dictionary definitions for gager (5 of 7)

gage

4
/ (ɡeɪdʒ) /

noun, verb

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

British Dictionary definitions for gager (6 of 7)

Gage

/ (ɡeɪdʒ) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for gager (7 of 7)

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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