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Auger



Carpentry.

a bit, as for a brace.
a boring tool, similar to but larger than a gimlet, consisting of a bit rotated by a transverse handle.

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a device consisting of a shaft with a broad helical flange rotating within a cylindrical casing to force bulk materials from one end to the other.
(def 3a).
Historical Examples

Above it rig a stage, on the forks of trees, with a firm socket for the stock or shaft of your auger to work in.
Shifts and Expedients of Camp Life, Travel & Exploration W. B. Lord

Then Baugi took the auger again and he bored deeper and deeper into the rock.
The Children of Odin Padraic Colum

This point fits into a hole pecked with a point or bored with an auger into the door-sill.
Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America

Many of these holes are as round and as cleanly cut as if they had been made with an auger.
The Innocents Abroad Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

So saying, Phonny jumped down from the bench and went and climbed up upon the chopping-block to get down an auger.
Stuyvesant Jacob Abbott

He took the auger, and quickly bored an inch hole in the scuttle.
The Last of the Flatboats George Cary Eggleston

Fig. 1765 represents the auger bit, which is provided with a conical screw s which pulls it forward into the wood.
Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II Joshua Rose

He goes over it again, verse by verse, and auger accompanies him.
The New Book Of Martyrs Georges Duhamel

We move, move, till we sit at Boranyup; we then eat kangaroo; Hunt and auger had brought it in.
Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2) George Grey

auger rolls his r’s in a way that gives piquancy and vigour to his conversation.
The New Book Of Martyrs Georges Duhamel

noun
a hand tool with a bit shaped like a corkscrew, for boring holes in wood
a larger tool of the same kind for boring holes in the ground
n.

c.1500, faulty separation of Middle English a nauger, from Old English nafogar “nave drill,” from Proto-Germanic *nabogaizaz (cf. Old Norse nafarr, Old Saxon nabuger, Old High German nabuger), a compound whose first element is related to nave (n.2) and whose second is identical to Old English gar “a spear, borer” (see gar). For similar misdivisions, see adder. The same change took place in Dutch (avegaar).

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