auger

Definitions

  • Brad-Awl.  Twist-Drill.   German Gimlet-Bit.  Bit-Point Drill. Twist-Bit.  Auger-Bit
    Brad-Awl. Twist-Drill. German Gimlet-Bit. Bit-Point Drill. Twist-Bit. Auger-Bit
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n auger hand tool for boring holes
    • n auger a long flexible steel coil for dislodging stoppages in curved pipes
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Auger 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.
    • Auger 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n auger An instrument for boring holes larger than those bored by a bit or gimlet. It consists of an iron shank ending in a steel bit, and a handle placed at right angles with the shank. The augers formerly made with a straight channel or groove are called pod-augers; augers of the modern form, with spiral channels, are called screw-augers. The ordinary screw-auger is forged as a paralleled blade of steel, which is twisted while red-hot. The end terminates in a worm, by which the auger is gradually drawn into the work, like the gimlet. Another form is that of a cylindrical shaft, around which is brazed a single fin or rib, the end being made into a worm, and immediately behind the worm a small diametrical mortise is formed for the reception of a detached cutter, which exactly resembles the chisel-edge of the center-bit. Expanding augers have cutters susceptible of radial adjustment for boring holes of different sizes. In the slotting-auger, used for channels, mortises, etc., the cutting lips are upon the side of the auger as well as at the end, and the piece to be grooved is fed against them laterally. Mortises are cut by causing the auger to penetrate to the proper depth, and then feeding the work laterally to the required length. The two rounded ends of the mortise are then squared with a chisel. The square-hole auger is an auger revolving within a rectangular tube or boring, whose lower edge is sharpened to cut away the remaining substance of the square circumscribing the round hole which the auger bores a little in advance.
    • n auger An instrument for boring the soil. Such an instrument used in setting posts is called a post-hole auger, and one for ascertaining the nature of the subsoil, the presence or absence of water, etc., is called specifically an earth-boring auger. Augers for the latter use are of various kinds, but they all consist of three parts, namely: a handle by which two or more men can work the instrument; the bit, mouth, or cutting piece; and rods for connecting the handle with the bit or cutting piece.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Auger aw′gėr a carpenter's tool used for boring holes in wood
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. augoure, nauger, AS. nafegār, fr. nafu, nafa, nave of a wheel + gār, spear, and therefore meaning properly and originally a nave-bore. See Naveof a wheel) and 2d Gore (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A corr. of nauger, an auger, A.S. nafugárnafu, a nave of a wheel, gár, a piercer. See Nave (of a wheel), Gore, a triangular piece.

Usage

In literature:

Occasionally, it will twist its way along like a long, slender corkscrew, or auger, boring into space.
"The Human Aura" by Swami Panchadasi
They were gone about ten minutes; and then they re-appeared, the boatswain armed with a large auger.
"The Pirate Slaver" by Harry Collingwood
Phonny had two augers, and they both hung over the block.
"Stuyvesant" by Jacob Abbott
May I take your inch auger and bore a hole in each end?
"Harper's Young People, June 1, 1880" by Various
The use of an auger and bit will greatly aid in the work.
"Boys' Book of Model Boats" by Raymond Francis Yates
The tools needed are a sharp ax, a crosscut saw, an inch auger, and a spade.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
Jack twitched the auger from one of the seamen and flung it into the lagoon.
"Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas" by Lloyd Osbourne
I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely, for Mine auger is turned away from him.
"The Way to God and How to Find It" by Dwight Moody
This auger-hole was an idea of Sam's, for which he hoped to derive credit from the boss.
"Finn The Wolfhound" by A. J. Dawson
Auger, or Augier, Edmond, his violent sermons at Bordeaux, ii.
"History of the Rise of the Huguenots" by Henry Baird
You cut a hundred little spouts like this: an' have you an auger?
"Cedar Creek" by Elizabeth Hely Walshe
Edmond Auger, one of the most able and eloquent of the Jesuits, was at that time attracting multitudes by his sermons at Bordeaux.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
There were a few spikes on the island, but we had neither auger nor gimlet.
"A Narrative of the Shipwreck, Captivity and Sufferings of Horace Holden and Benj. H. Nute" by Horace Holden
At the nearest hardware store he bought an auger and a screwdriver.
"The Gray Mask" by Wadsworth Camp
The results confirmed the previous disclosures achieved by the auger.
"The Book of Buried Treasure" by Ralph D. Paine
It was done by immense augers.
"With the World's Great Travellers, Volume 2" by Various
Hand augers resembling a carpenter's brace and bit are also often used in collieries.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
Here is an auger on my bench.
"The Children of the World" by Paul Heyse
The ordinary spiral auger resembles the wood auger commonly used by carpenters.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
It had been made with a long auger of quarter-inch diameter.
"Whispering Wires" by Henry Leverage
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In news:

Ultra- Lite High Output Auger Unit by Walinga.
Monitors particulate moisture content in physically hostile environments, such as mixers, chutes, augers, etc.
For Anthony Bucci, Matthew Kull, Nick Auger and Steve Christini, all it took was one night at North Bowl and the groundwork for their motorsports company, RevZilla, was complete.
12-inch trough auger, 15-inch vertical auger, 12-inch boom auger.
Sudenga Industries, Inc introduces the model D150 Sweep Auger.
High capacity unloading with drive-over convenience to feed belt conveyors and large augers.
The worker allegedly showed up to the AAA Auger building in 400 block of Pinn Road around 3 am Sunday.
Optional swing auger system patches multiple potholes from one truck location.
Potomac Metal and Supply Inc Contact: Dan Chaney PO Box 1415 Cumberland, MD 21502 Phone: 301-722-4030 Fax: 301-759-4064 mulching@potomacmetal.com www.potomacmetal.com Manufacturer of screens, bucket liners, split sprockets and augers.
This large auger bit, photographed on the last day of June, was finally put to use on July 9 when it was spun into the dirt along Ivy Road near Farmington.
His planter, wagons, combine, augers and bins must be free of commodity-bean varieties to maintain genetic purity.
Karen Young, left, holds an African auger buzzard while Jenny Schroeder holds onto a red-tailed hawk named Vixen.
D150 Sweep Auger Product Image.
The Komets got second period goals from Chris Auger and Brett Smith that made the difference in their 3-2 win at Quad City Friday night.
New spreading auger design uses two outboard drive motors mounted to the tractor's rear bulkhead.
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In science:

Future experiments, particularly Pierre Auger , will have a much higher statistics.
Grand Unification Signal from Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays?
Section 3 is devoted to the work at CASA/MIA, while Section 4 deals with some future possibilities, including ones associated with the planned Pierre Auger observatory.
Extensive Air Shower Radio Detection: Recent Results and Outlook
What power budget would an RF detection system need? Each Auger solarpowered station is limited to a total budget of 10 watts.
Extensive Air Shower Radio Detection: Recent Results and Outlook
The Southern Hemisphere Auger site is progressing well toward an engineering array of 40 stations, as we have heard at this conference .
Extensive Air Shower Radio Detection: Recent Results and Outlook
With further processing, the data may permit the setting of useful upper limits on signals relevant to at least some of the previous claims. A number of useful lessons have been learned if a similar technique is to be tried in conjunction with the Auger pro ject.
Extensive Air Shower Radio Detection: Recent Results and Outlook
Possibility of further examining correlation with detection of ultrahigh energy cosmic rays and neutrinos should be reachable in the near future thanks to developments of the AUGER and AMANDA experiments (see also ).
Observational tests of the Electro-Magnetic Black Hole Theory in Gamma-Ray Bursts
The Pierre Auger Cosmic Ray observatory will be the largest cosmic ray detector ever built.
Performance of the Pierre Auger Fluorescence Detector and Analysis of well recontructed events
Auger Collaboration , “Technical Design Report ”, www.auger.org 2.
Performance of the Pierre Auger Fluorescence Detector and Analysis of well recontructed events
During the hybrid operating period the Auger engineering prototype observatory consisted of an array of 30 SD stations positioned on a triangular grid of 1.5 km spacing.
Hybrid Performance of the Pierre Auger Observatory and Reconstruction of Hybrid Events
The Auger hybrid procedure solves this problem by exploiting the time of shower front arrival at one or more SD stations.
Hybrid Performance of the Pierre Auger Observatory and Reconstruction of Hybrid Events
Privitera for the Pierre Auger Observatory, these proceedings 2.
Hybrid Performance of the Pierre Auger Observatory and Reconstruction of Hybrid Events
These pro jects include the Southern site of Pierre Auger Observatory able to detect by photo-luminescent lights along the horizontal showers (Θ < 600).
Test results of a prototype designed to detect horizontal cosmic ray flux
With the forthcoming operation of Hess or Glast for γ , Auger for UHE cosmics rays, Virgo for GW and Antares for high energy ν , the years to come will bring a harvest of new information related to the most energetic and powerful phenomena in the universe.
ANTARES Status & Milestones : News from Deep-Sea
Another contribution comes from the Auger electrons corresponding to the K and L shell.
MACHe3, a prototype for non-baryonic dark matter search: KeV event detection and multicell correlation
Different pile-ups are expected from the desintegration scheme. A line at 12.8 keV comes from the superposition of the K shell conversion electron with its corresponding 5.5 keV Auger electron.
MACHe3, a prototype for non-baryonic dark matter search: KeV event detection and multicell correlation
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