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auger


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Auger  \Au"ger\,  n.  [OE.  augoure  nauger,  AS  nafeg[=a]r,  fr 
  nafu,  nafa,  nave  of  a  wheel  +  g[=a]r  spear,  and  therefore 
  meaning  properly  and  originally  a  nave-bore.  See  {Nave}  (of  a 
  wheel)  and  2d  {Gore},  n.] 
  1.  A  carpenter's  tool  for  boring  holes  larger  than  those 
  bored  by  a  gimlet.  It  has  a  handle  placed  crosswise  by 
  which  it  is  turned  with  both  hands.  A  pod  auger  is  one 
  with  a  straight  channel  or  groove,  like  the  half  of  a  bean 
  pod.  A  screw  auger  has  a  twisted  blade,  by  the  spiral 
  groove  of  which  the  chips  are  discharge. 
 
  2.  An  instrument  for  boring  or  perforating  soils  or  rocks, 
  for  determining  the  quality  of  soils,  or  the  nature  of  the 
  rocks  or  strata  upon  which  they  lie,  and  for  obtaining 
  water. 
 
  {Auger  bit},  a  bit  with  a  cutting  edge  or  blade  like  that  of 
  an  anger. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  auger 
  n  1:  a  long  flexible  steel  coil  for  dislodging  stoppages  in 
  curved  pipes  [syn:  {snake},  {plumber's  snake}] 
  2:  hand  tool  for  boring  holes  [syn:  {gimlet},  {screw  auger},  {wimble}] 




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