auger auger  /ˈɔ ɡər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a long flexible steel coil for dislodging stoppages in curved pipes
  2. (n) hand tool for boring holes

Usage(s):

  1. Using dynamite, bulldozers, great augers and earth movers, working on the surface rather than below ground, strip miners now produce 37% of the nation's annual coal output.
  2. Cause of the disease is a trypanosome, protozoon which under the microscope resembles an auger.
  3. A rasp, a plane, a hammer, an auger, a gimlet, an adze, a cubit rule, a saw, and three chisels for paring, as well as a gouge--all were mine.

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    BRIDGEPORT -- St. Vincent 's Medical Center will eliminate 100 positions this week, which could result in nearly 50 layoffs. Of those positions cut, 48 were filled with workers who would have to be laid off, said Diane Auger , vice president of St. Vincent's Health Services , of which the hospital is a part.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Connecticut Post

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Quotes

  1. "We have taken a big step forward in solving the mystery of the nature and origin of the highest-energy cosmic rays, first revealed by the French physicist Pierre Auger in 1938," said the University of Chicago's James Cronin, a Nobel laureate...
    on Nov 8, 2007 By: James Cronin Source: Independent Online

  2. On Friday, Aziz told Cabinet ministers at his office that Musharraf's re-election "will auger well for the stability, progress and prosperity of Pakistan and move the country further on the path of democracy," the statement said.
    on Sep 21, 2007 By: Shaukat Aziz Source: International Herald Tribune

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