auger

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English[edit]

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An auger.

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English nauger, from Old English nafogār (nave drill), from Proto-Germanic *nabōgaizaz. Cognate with Dutch avegaar.

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Noun[edit]

auger (plural augers)

  1. A carpenter's tool for boring holes longer than those bored by a gimlet.
  2. A snake or plumber's snake (plumbing tool).
  3. A tool used to bore holes in the ground, e.g. for fence posts
  4. A hollow drill used to take core samples of soil, ice, etc. for scientific study.

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Verb[edit]

auger (third-person singular simple present augers, present participle augering, simple past and past participle augered)

  1. to use an auger; to drill a hole using an auger.

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French[edit]

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auger

  1. to dig in trough.
  2. (Arts) to dig in drainpipe one of the surfaces of a piece of flat iron.

Conjugation[edit]

  • This is a regular -er verb, but the stem is written auge- before endings that begin with -a- or -o- (to indicate that the -g- is a “soft” /ʒ/ and not a “hard” /ɡ/). This spelling-change occurs in all verbs in -ger, such as neiger and manger.

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