Auger

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English

Etymology

From Middle English nauger, from Old English nafogar (nave drill)

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɔːɡə(r)
  • Homophone: augur

Noun

Auger (plural Augers)
  1. A carpenter's tool for boring holes larger than those bored by a gimlet.
  2. A snake or plumber's snake (plumbing tool).
  3. A tool used to bore holes in the ground, e.g. for fence posts
  4. A hollow drill used to take core samples of soil, ice, etc. for scientific study.

Verb

Auger (third-person singular simple present Augers, present participle Augering, simple past and past participle Augered)

  1. To use an auger; to drill a hole using an auger.


Thesaurus

aculeus; acumination; bit; bore; bore bit; borer; brace and bit; breast auger; breast drill; broach; burr; chamfer bit; corkscrew; cross bit; cusp; diamond drill; drill; drill press; gimlet; hand drill; keyway drill; mucro; neb; needle; nib; point; portable drill; posthole auger; power drill; prick; prickle; pump drill; ratchet drill; reamer; rotary drill; star drill; sting; strap drill; tap; tip; trepan; trephine; twist bit; twist drill; wimble

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Pronunciation

Verb

Auger

  1. To dig in trough.
  2. (Arts) to dig in drainpipe one of the surfaces of a piece of flat iron.

Conjugation

  • This is a regular -er verb, but the stem is written auge- before endings that begin with -a- or -o- (to indicate that the -g- is a “soft” /ʒ/ and not a “hard” /ɡ/). This spelling-change occurs in all verbs in -ger, such as neiger and manger.

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