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Meaning of auger

au•ger

Pronunciation: (ô'gur), [key]
— n.
    1. a bit, as for a brace.
    2. a boring tool, similar to but larger than a gimlet, consisting of a bit rotated by a transverse handle.
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  2. a device consisting of a shaft with a broad helical flange rotating within a cylindrical casing to force bulk materials from one end to the other.
  3. snake (def. 3a).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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