gauger

noun
gaug·​er | \ ˈgā-jər How to pronounce gauger (audio) \

Definition of gauger

1 : one that gauges
2 chiefly British : an exciseman who inspects dutiable bulk goods

First Known Use of gauger

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for gauger

Middle English, "officer who measures casks of wine to be sure that they contain a standard amount," borrowed from Anglo-French gaugeour, from gauger "to gauge entry 2" + -our -er entry 2

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“Gauger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gauger. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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