• IPA: /ˈɔːɡə(ɹ)/

auger (plural augers)

  1. A carpenter's tool for boring holes longer than those bored by a gimlet.
    • 1996, Janette Turner Hospital, Oyster, Virago Press, paperback edition, page 231
      Pete Burnett needs a fan belt for his auger.
  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.
  • French: tarière, tarière à trépan
  • German: Holzbohrer
  • Portuguese: trado, verrumão
  • Russian: бур
  • Spanish: barrena, barreno, taladrador, taladro, berbiquí
Translations Verb

auger (augers, present participle augering; past and past participle augered)

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

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