An auger.



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


  • To use an auger; to drill a hole using an auger.
  • To proceed in the manner of an auger.


  • From a rebracketing of Middle English nauger (seen as an + auger), from Old English nafogār, from Proto-Germanic *nabōgaizaz. Cognate with Dutch avegaar.

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