Meaning of AUGER in English

AUGER

I. ˈȯgə(r) noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English, alteration (resulting from incorrect division of a nauger ) of nauger, navegar, from Old English nafogār (akin to Old High German nabugēr, Old Saxon naƀugēr, Old Norse nafarr ), from nafu nave (of a wheel) + gār spear — more at nave , gore

1. : a tool for boring holes in wood consisting of a shank with a crosswise handle for turning and having spiral channels that end in two spurs for marking the outline of the hole, a central tapered feed screw, and a pair of cutting lips

2. : any of various augerlike tools designed for boring into soil and used especially for such purposes as prospecting, drilling for oil or water, and digging postholes

3. : a large spiral bit used to mix a material and force it through a die (as in a brickmaking machine or a meat grinder)

4. : the rotating helical member of a screw conveyor

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II. transitive verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

: to move by use of an auger

chopped and augered into silos — Ross Wurm

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