Meaning of AUGER in English

AUGER

n.

Pronunciation: ' o ̇ -g ə r

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, alteration (resulting from false division of a nauger ) of nauger, from Old English nafog ā r; akin to Old High German nabug ē r auger, Old English nafu nave, g ā r spear ― more at NAVE , GORE

Date: before 12th century

: any of various tools or devices having a helical shaft or member that are used for boring holes (as in wood, soil, or ice) or moving loose material (as snow)

auger: 1, 2 screw, 3 tapering pod

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