Auger bit
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.] 1. A carpenter's tool for boring holes larger than those bored by a gimlet. It has a handle placed crosswise by which it is turned with both hands. A pod auger is one with a straight channel or groove, like the half of a bean pod. A screw auger has a twisted blade, by the spiral groove of which the chips are discharge. [1913 Webster]

2. An instrument for boring or perforating soils or rocks, for determining the quality of soils, or the nature of the rocks or strata upon which they lie, and for obtaining water. [1913 Webster]

{Auger bit}, a bit with a cutting edge or blade like that of an anger. [1913 Webster] ||


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • auger bit — noun : a wood boring bit shaped like an auger but without a handle, one end of which usually has a square tang to fit the chuck of a brace * * * an auger having a square tang at its upper end and rotated by a brace, used for boring through wood.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • auger-bit — auˈger bit noun An auger that fits into a carpenter s brace • • • Main Entry: ↑auger …   Useful english dictionary

  • auger bit — an auger having a square tang at its upper end and rotated by a brace, used for boring through wood. See illus. under bit. * * * …   Universalium

  • 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.] 1. A carpenter s tool for boring holes larger… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • auger — /aw geuhr/, n. 1. Carpentry. a. a bit, as for a brace. b. a boring tool, similar to but larger than a gimlet, consisting of a bit rotated by a transverse handle. 2. See earth auger. 3. a device consisting of a shaft with a broad helical flange… …   Universalium

  • bit extension — noun Etymology: bit (I) : a metal rod with a tang at one end and a socket at the other and used for increasing the effective length of an auger bit …   Useful english dictionary

  • auger — Synonyms and related words: aculeus, acumination, bit, bore, bore bit, borer, brace and bit, breast auger, breast drill, broach, burr, chamfer bit, corkscrew, cross bit, cusp, diamond drill, drill, drill press, gimlet, hand drill, keyway drill,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Auger — An auger is a device for moving material or liquid (see Archimedes screw) by means of a rotating helical flighting. The material is moved along the axis of rotation. For some uses the helical flighting is enclosed in a tube, for other uses the… …   Wikipedia

  • auger — /ˈɔgə / (say awguh) noun 1. a carpenter s tool larger than a gimlet, with a spiral groove for boring holes in wood. 2. a large tool for boring holes deep in the ground. 3. a tool, often simply the thread of a drill bit, used for extracting a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • bit — Synonyms and related words: ALGOL, COBOL, EDP, FORTRAN, a breath, a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, ace, act, actor, aculeus, acumination, afterpiece, allotment, allowance, alphabetic data, alphanumeric code, anchor watch, angular… …   Moby Thesaurus

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