- 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
Examples from the Web for gouger
Historical Examples of gouger
If it was Mr. Gouger who had rejected his work, it was Mr. Gouger that he must see.
"No," responded Mr. Gouger, disposing of that theory in one breath.
Mr. Gouger's face bore its gentlest expression at that moment.
Mr. Gouger pursed up his lips, and uttered an impatient, "Pah!"
"You might at least have got an introduction for him," said Gouger, reflectively.
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for gouge
1560s, "to cut with a gouge," from gouge (n.). Meaning "to force out with a gouge" (especially of the eyes, in fighting) attested by 1800. Meaning "swindle" is American English colloquial from 1826 (implied in plural noun gougers). Related: Gouged; gouging.
mid-14c., "chisel with a concave blade," from Old French gouge, from Late Latin gubia, alteration of gulbia "hollow beveled chisel," probably from Gaulish (cf. Old Irish gulban "prick, prickle," Welsh gylfin "beak").