gouge


1gouge

noun \ˈgaj\

: a metal tool with a curved, sharp end that is used to cut and shape wood

: a deep cut or hole

Full Definition of GOUGE

1
:  a chisel with a concavo-convex cross section
2
a :  the act of gouging
b :  a groove or cavity scooped out
3
:  an excessive or improper exaction :  extortion

Examples of GOUGE

  1. The accident left a big gouge in the side of the car.

Origin of GOUGE

Middle English gowge, from Middle French gouge, from Late Latin gulbia
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Building Terms

batten, cistern, hearth, lath, transom, wainscot

Rhymes with GOUGE

2gouge

transitive verb

: to cut a deep hole in (something)

: to make (a deep hole) in something

: to make (someone) pay too much money for something

gougedgoug·ing

Full Definition of GOUGE

1
:  to scoop out with or as if with a gouge
2
a :  to force out (an eye) with the thumb
b :  to thrust the thumb into the eye of
3
:  to subject to extortion or undue exaction :  overcharge
goug·er noun

Examples of GOUGE

  1. The lamp fell and gouged the table.
  2. A bomb had gouged a large crater in the street.
  3. They feel that they are being gouged by the oil companies.

First Known Use of GOUGE

1570

Related to GOUGE

Other Building Terms

batten, cistern, hearth, lath, transom, wainscot

gouge

noun \ˈgaj\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GOUGE

: a chisel with a concavo-convex cross section for removing portions of bone in surgery

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