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  1. a person or thing that gauges.
  2. a worker or inspector who checks the dimensions or quality of machined work.
  3. a customs official, collector of excise taxes, or the like.
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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
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  1. a person or thing that gauges
  2. mainly British a customs officer who inspects bulk merchandise, esp liquor casks, for excise duty purposes
  3. a collector of excise taxes
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