Gouge

Gouge

(?), n. [F. gouge. LL. gubia, guvia, gulbia, gulvia, gulvium; cf. Bisc. gubia bow, gubioa throat.]
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1. A chisel, with a hollow or semicylindrical blade, for scooping or cutting holes, channels, or grooves, in wood, stone, etc.; a similar instrument, with curved edge, for turning wood.
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2. A bookbinder's tool for blind tooling or gilding, having a face which forms a curve.
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3. An incising tool which cuts forms or blanks for gloves, envelopes, etc. from leather, paper, etc. Knight.
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4. (Mining) Soft material lying between the wall of a vein and the solid vein. Raymond.
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5. The act of scooping out with a gouge, or as with a gouge; a groove or cavity scooped out, as with a gouge.
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6. Imposition; cheat; fraud; also, an impostor; a cheat; a trickish person. [Slang, U. S.]
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Gouge bit, a boring bit, shaped like a gouge.
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