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screw auger

  1. an auger having a helical outer surface suggesting a screw thread.
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Origin of screw auger

An Americanism dating back to 1785–95
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  • Mr. Henry was the first to make the “rag” carpet, and was the inventor of the screw-auger.

    A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine

    Robert H. Thurston