Meaning of AUGER in English


/ ˈɔːgə(r); NAmE / noun

a tool for making holes in wood, that looks like a large corkscrew



Old English nafogār , from nafu (of Germanic origin) + gār piercer . The n was lost by wrong division of a nauger ; compare with adder and apron .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.