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Alternative clues for the word auger
Kind of bit
Tool with a cross handle
A boring person might have one
A long flexible steel coil for dislodging stoppages in curved pipes
Hand tool for boring holes
Word definitions for auger in dictionaries
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS ▪ Both soil augers have snapped and I fought with Greg over the food rations. ▪ His nostrils looked as if they had been made with an auger . ▪ Remove ingredient containers, clean auger discharges with a nylon scraper, refill as...
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
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.] A carpenter's tool for boring holes larger than...
Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 A carpenter's tool for boring holes longer than those bored by a gimlet. 2 A snake or plumber's snake (qualifier: 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,...
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1500, faulty separation of Middle English a nauger , from Old English nafogar "nave drill," from Proto-Germanic *nabo-gaizaz (cognates: Old Norse nafarr , Old Saxon nabuger , Old High German nabuger ), a compound whose first element is related to nave...
Word definitions in WordNet
n. a long flexible steel coil for dislodging stoppages in curved pipes [syn: plumber's snake ] hand tool for boring holes [syn: gimlet , screw auger , wimble ]
Word definitions in Wikipedia
An auger is a drilling device, or drill bit , that usually includes a rotating helical screw blade called a " flighting " to act as a screw conveyor to remove the drilled out material. The rotation of the blade causes the material to move out of the hole...
Usage examples of auger.
She had, as far as Auger could tell, made an efficient and thorough job of donning her suit.
With a prickle of disquiet, Auger noticed that one of the parked spacecraft was a Slasher vessel.
Cassandra said, fixing Auger with an expressionless stare from within her aura of twinkling machines.
It was still difficult to make the mental adjustment to the fact that Cassandra was not a girl but a child-shaped adult, at least as clever and ambitious as Auger and probably more so.
You went down that hole, Auger, even knowing that you had two vulnerable children in your care.
But when you were already more than week late with a birthday, Auger supposed, another few hours would make little practical difference, even to a nine-year-old.
Field trips outside that boundary were even more hazardous than the one Auger had undertaken.
There was a regularity and structure to the noises that Auger identified as music, although she could not say exactly which kind.
Before Auger could react, he had expertly pinned her against the door and was holding one of her eyes open and aiming the end of the pen into it.
They could, Auger supposed, just about pass for a pair of slightly straitlaced Thresher newlyweds.
Contingencies Board, accompanied by a warning that the ensuing information was covered by a level of security so chillingly high that Auger had never even heard of it.
He was very handsome and self-assured and Auger recognised him with a jolt.
At the hubs and junctions of the irrigation system, Auger made out the off-white sprawl of cities and townships, the tentative scratches of roads and the lines of tethered dirigibles.
She passed one to Auger and donned the other one, closing the Velcro seams tightly.
Without waiting for an answer from Auger, he turned his attention to Skellsgard.