screw auger


screw auger
noun
hand tool for boring holes
Syn: ↑auger, ↑gimlet, ↑wimble
Hypernyms: ↑drill

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noun
1. : auger 1
2. : a widely distributed ladies' tresses (Spiranthes cernua) having creamy white vanilla-scented flowers and growing especially in low damp places through much of eastern and central No. America

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an auger having a helical outer surface suggesting a screw thread.
[1785-95, Amer.]

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screw auger,
an auger with a spiral shank.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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