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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Hand tool for boring holes; A long flexible steel coil for dislodging stoppages in curved pipes.

Usage examples (36)
  • In deep loam or soft clay a deep narrow hole can quickly be made using a post hole auger.
  • The basic idea is to find the cleanouts, and run a snake (aka auger) into them. powered one with knives.
  • There was an auger in the settlement -- it was yours,
  • One writer compares his auger to Moses 'rod, and Arthur for more
Tutoring comment
  • An ordinary person cannot "augur" (predict, foreshadow) what will happen tomorrow, but he or she can use an "auger" (tool for boring holes in wood) to build a birdhouse without much training.
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