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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: a nauger, mistaken for an auger; nauger (11-17 centuries) from Old English nafogar, from nafu 'center of a wheel, hub' + gar 'spear'; because it was originally used to make the hole in the hub of a wheel

auger

noun
     
Related topics: Tools
au‧ger [countable]
TZ a tool used for making a hole in wood or in the ground

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