Meaning of AUGER in English


n. 1 a tool resembling a large corkscrew, for boring holes in wood. 2 a similar larger tool for boring holes in the ground.

[ OE nafogar f. nafu NAVE(2), + gar pierce: for loss of n cf. ADDER ]

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