Watered-down Definitions for Wednesday: Auger

There ain’t no doubt about it. I love scooping up new words and scrawling definitions to remember for future usage. That’s why I continue my Watered-Down Definitions for Wednesday series, which gives brief definitions of words. 

Word: Auger

A picture of an auger

Graphic courtesy: merriam-webster.com

A picture/graphic of an auger

Graphic courtesy: universal-augers.com

Watered-down Definition: Simply put, an auger is a tool that’s used to create holes; usually, it’s  in order to stir loose material, like dirt.

Origin(s): This word comes from Middle English, nauger (Old English nafogār). Think: Old English nafu (nave) and gār (spear)!

Head over to Merriam-Webster for more information on auger.

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