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


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


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.


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.


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