auger(redirected from auger in)
a tool used to bore holes, as in ice or wood; a large tool for boring into the earth
Not to be confused with:
augur – a prophet; soothsayer; to prophesy; to be a sign: The heavy rain augurs a bountiful harvest.
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a. Any of various hand tools, typically having a threaded shank and cross handle, used for boring holes in wood or ice.
b. A drill bit.
a. A machine having a helical flange attached to a rotating shaft, used for drilling and boring or as a conveyor of loose material.
b. The rotating shaft and flange of such a machine, considered as a single unit.
tr.v. au·gered, au·ger·ing, au·gersPhrasal Verb:
To drill, bore, or convey using an auger.
1. To descend out of control and crash. Used of aircraft and pilots.
2. To pay close attention or direct one's energy; concentrate or focus: Let's auger in on the highest priorities.
[Middle English, from an auger, alteration of a nauger, from Old English nafogār, auger; see nobh- in Indo-European roots.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Tools) a hand tool with a bit shaped like a corkscrew, for boring holes in wood
2. (Tools) a larger tool of the same kind for boring holes in the ground
[C15 an augur, resulting from mistaken division of earlier a nauger, from Old English nafugār nave (of a wheel) spear (that is, tool for boring hubs of wheels), from nafu nave2 + gār spear; see gore2]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a tool for boring holes in wood, similar to but larger than a gimlet, consisting of a bit rotated by a transverse handle.
2. a drill for boring holes in the ground, as to tap a spring.
[before 900; Middle English nauger (a nauger misdivided as an auger), Old English nafogār nave-piercer =nafa nave2 + gār spear; compare gore3, garlic]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
|Noun||1.||auger - a long flexible steel coil for dislodging stoppages in curved pipes|
hand tool - a tool used with workers' hands
snake - something long, thin, and flexible that resembles a snake
|2.||auger - hand tool for boring holes |
drill - a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)
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