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English definition of “auger”

auger

noun [C]     /ˈɔː.ɡər/ US  /ˈɑː.ɡɚ/
a tool consisting of a twisted rod of metal attached to a handle, used for making large holes in wood or in the groundToolsGardening tools
(Definition of auger noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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