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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.
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]
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.
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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)