Definition of Screw auger
1. Noun. Hand tool for boring holes.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Screw Auger
Literary usage of Screw auger
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1859)
"Another American tool is an auger for producing square holes or cutting mortices: it consists of a screw auger working in a tube, round iu- side and square ..."
2. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1859)
"... the screw auger, formed of a flat band of steel twisted when red hot; the American auger, made of a solid shaft, around which is a thin helical fin. ..."
3. Petroleum: It's History, Origin, Occurence, Production, Physical and by Hans Höfer, Alexander Veith (1894)
"The screw auger, Fig. 7, is used for slight depths; the diameter does not exceed 4 inches, while the diameter of the stem should be at least I inch. ..."
4. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1873)
"13), made of a conical shaft, around which is cut a half-round spiral groove; the screw auger (figs. 14 and 15), formed of a flat band of steel twisted when ..."
5. Workshop Appliances Including Descriptions of the Gauging and Measuring by Charles Percy Bysshe Shelley (1874)
"The shell-auger and also the screw-auger—which has to a great extent ... The cutting ends of a shell- auger and two kinds of screw- auger are shown enlarged ..."
6. The Mechanics' Magazine (1855)
"In drawing or plating for the screw auger with edges on my plan, tli« extreme or cutting end should he left about square, and thicker than for the ordinary ..."
7. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1841)
"I now (as I before have done) enter the lists with Mr. Smith, and contest with him the honor of the screw-auger invention, in application to navigation, ..."