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auger

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noun au·ger \ˈȯ-gər\

Simple Definition of auger

  • : a sharp tool that is used chiefly for making holes

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of auger

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

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Origin of auger

Middle English, alteration (resulting from false division of a nauger) of nauger, from Old English nafogār; akin to Old High German nabugēr auger, Old English nafu nave, gār spear — more at nave, gore


First Known Use: before 12th century

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AUGER Defined for Kids

auger

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noun au·ger \ˈȯ-gər\

Definition of auger for Students

  1. :  a tool used for boring holes




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