from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various hand tools, typically having a threaded shank and cross handle, used for boring holes in wood or ice.
- n. A drill bit.
- n. A machine having a rotating helical shaft for boring into the earth.
- n. A rotating helical shaft used to convey material, as in a snow blower.
- transitive v. To drill or bore using an auger.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A carpenter's tool for boring holes larger than those bored by a gimlet.
- n. A snake or plumber's snake (plumbing tool).
- n. A tool used to bore holes in the ground, e.g. for fence posts
- n. A hollow drill used to take core samples of soil, ice, etc. for scientific study.
- v. To use an auger; to drill a hole using an auger.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An instrument for boring holes larger than those bored by a bit or gimlet.
- n. An instrument for boring the soil.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. hand tool for boring holes
- n. a long flexible steel coil for dislodging stoppages in curved pipes
The basic idea is to find the cleanouts, and run a snake (aka auger) into them. powered one with knives.
The auger was a twisted pile of scrap in the ditch and the tractor was headed home unscratched.
While the lint is going through this process, the seeds, being heavier and smaller, draw to the bottom of the gins, fall into an auger which is operated by a belt, and then are dropped into a conveyor and carried to the seed pile or houses.
Q: where can i get a blade fo a 10 Ice King 3hp power auger. any help would be awsome!!
Twisting his ice auger—essentially a four-foot corkscrew—he drilled a new hole through the ice.
Poor scores for removal speed, throwing distance, and clearing plow piles like at the end of driveways put it at dead-last among single-stage snow blowers, which use a rubber-tipped auger to scoop up and throw snow while helping move the machine.
As long as Ares I-X doesn't do a 180 at liftoff and auger into the pad, Constellation can declare victory.
He had made a large framework, which was put together by drilling holes with an auger and then fastening them together with pegs.
It was amazing what they could make just using an axe and an auger.
This week's violence—especially yesterday's crackdown on protesters camped out in the iconic Pearl Roundabout, in which at least six were killed—does not auger well for a return to civil political dialogue.
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