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auger

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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au·ger

 (ô′gər)
n.
1.
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.
2.
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·gers
To drill, bore, or convey using an auger.
Phrasal Verb:
auger in
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.]
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auger

(ˈɔːɡə)
n
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]
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au•ger

(ˈɔ gər)

n.
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]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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 holesauger - 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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Translations
kaira
svrdlo

auger

nStangenbohrer m; (Agr) → Schnecke f
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