- a layer of decomposed rocks or minerals found along the walls of a vein.
- fragments of rock that have accumulated between or along the walls of a fault.
verb (used with object), gouged, goug·ing.
verb (used without object), gouged, goug·ing.
Origin of gouge
Related formsgoug·er, nounun·gouged, adjective
Examples from the Web for gouge
At court, Poggio once got into a brawl with a rival official and tried to gouge out his eyes.
Many a time Jesse would whip a slave, throw him down, and gouge his eyes out.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States|Work Projects Administration
In cutting, slant the chisel or gouge outwards at an angle of 45, thus /.A Manual of Wood Carving|Charles G. Leland
With the gouge and mallet the exostoses are carefully chiselled away.