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gauger

[ gey-jer ]

noun

  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.


gauger

/ ˈɡeɪdʒə /

noun

  1. a person or thing that gauges
  2. a customs officer who inspects bulk merchandise, esp liquor casks, for excise duty purposes
  3. a collector of excise taxes


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Word History and Origins

Origin of gauger1

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English word from Anglo-French word gaugeour. See gauge, -or 2

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Example Sentences

Another day the poet and a brother gauger entered a widow's house at Dunscore and seized a quantity of smuggled tobacco.

Says I to the gauger, who was the principal talker in the room: 'How about those men that Mr. Smith paid off?

He had still two good miles before him, and he sat down to rest, when who should walk up but the new gauger.

Pottheen; illicit whiskey: always distilled in some remote lonely place, as far away as possible from the nose of a gauger.

The coincidence of Hobbema's marriage and his appointment as gauger of wines and oil was not by chance.

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